Model Scheme
The South Fulham TCPR

Our proposed solution is based on the highly successful Traffic Congestion and Pollution Reduction (TCPR) scheme implemented by Hammersmith & Fulham Council in south Fulham. 

Reducing traffic, congestion and pollution in South Fulham streets

The south Fulham Traffic, congestion and Pollution Reduction Scheme (TCPR) was launched in July 2020 and made permanent In December 2021. Since the TCPR scheme began, traffic has reduced by 75% in the streets to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road (WBR) and 12% on Wandsworth Bridge Road.

Overall traffic in South Fulham is down by 23%: the TCPR has reduced the number of trips by motorists by 8,000 per day through the area; and it has contributed to the removal of at least one 1onne of CO2 per day from South Fulham.

The TCPR has enabled residents to take control of local streets which had become flooded with traffic – 90% of which was made up of rat-running, out-of-borough motorists largely from Surrey, Hampshire and the A3 corridor.

The decades-old and seemingly unmanageable traffic problem in South Fulham has been made worse in recent years by increased use of satnav systems directing arterial road traffic to cut through narrow residential streets.

The TCPR, which was developed by the council working with residents, uses the latest Automatic Number Plate
Recognition technology to end this problem. It allows H&F residents whose vehicles are registered to a H&F address, as well as visitors and trades people with day permits, to access all areas freely.

The south Fulham scheme has shown that using technology such as ANPR cameras to filter out through traffic can lead to traffic reductions not only within the controlled zone, but in surrounding streets as well.

But one of the truly remarkable features of the south Fulham scheme is how public opinion has swung behind it. Initially, local residents were sceptical. Now – a large majority support it. We reproduce the following from:

For the latest results of the south Fulham scheme see here