Olive Road (W5) area is a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that has been introduced in August 2020, on an experimental basis, made possible with funding from Transport for London (TfL). There was significant concern that large numbers of people would drive in order to avoid contact with others on public transport due to social distancing measures.
There was a temporary installation of wooden planters and accompanying signage to discourage rat-run traffic at the following locations:
- Olive Road/Popes Lane junction – full closure
- Olive Road/Sunderland Road junction – signage only, no entry westbound except cyclists
- Olive Road/Durham Road junction – signage only, no entry westbound except cyclists
The emergency services and refuse vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists remain unaffected and continue to have access through the road closures. All other vehicles may have to find alternative routes. Residents continue to have access by car to their properties, but this may be via alternative directions.