Female Uber passengers in London’s Hammersmith and Fulham area have warned that they feel unsafe walking alone at night due to drivers avoiding a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN). The Telegraph has more.
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham set up an LTN near Wandsworth Bridge Road in the west of the capital a year ago.
The South Fulham LTN means that “out of borough” motorists risk fines if they ignore no entry signs that close roads to through traffic.
While black cabs and local minicabs are exempt from paying to enter the LTN, Uber drivers risk hefty fines for doing so.
Hillary Cannon, the owner of Barrefly, a fitness studio on New Kings Road, has written to the Labour-run authority complaining its latest LTN is risking the safety of “young women”, some of whom are having to walk alone through Fulham’s streets late at night after being dropped off on boundary roads.
Explaining how one 22 year-old woman had a 15-minute walk home at 3am while the Met Police was hunting a local sex attacker, she wrote: “I felt a very real sense of horror wash over me… This [LTN] scheme appears to have created a perfect hunting ground for him and others like him.”
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