Open Our Roads

by Open Our Roads in London, England, United Kingdom

Open Our Roads
We did it
On 9th November 2020 we successfully raised £1,570 with 80 supporters in 28 days

We have one goal: to open our roads and put an end to the congestion, pollution and community division in our beautiful neighbourhoods.

by Open Our Roads in London, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We are committed to be in this for the long haul. Our next step is to fund a community "citizen science" project to measure the air pollution on our most used roads. Our stretch target would cover these costs as well as the ongoing activities related to our campaign.


Who we are

Open Our Roads is a grassroots campaign of concerned citizens working to ensure the residents, traders and visitors of Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood and South Norwood have fair and equal access to all public highways in the area. We stand for inclusive design, community cohesion and accountable governance.

What we want

Open roads: Fair and equal access for all road users to all of the local area's public highways. The first step is removing all road barriers, re-opening our roads and eliminating unnecessary congestion from our main roads.

Clean air: Sustained and continuous improvement to the local air quality, especially on main roads where levels have been measured to be above the legal limits allowed.

Thriving town centres: The best possible conditions for our local businesses and traders to flourish during and after the pandemic while maintaining the unique character of our neighbourhoods.

Meaningful engagement: Proper consultation with all residents, businesses, road users, stakeholders and any person or organisation who will be impacted by significant changes to our local road network.

Evidenced-based policy: Data and evidence that leads to the most effective solutions and best practice policy addressing the community's most pressing challenges.

Inclusive design: Ensuring our most vulnerable neighbours have access to the services and activities necessary for active participation in our community.

Why now?

The time has come for us to work together. Help us help you through coordinating our efforts and make sure our voices are heard by the decision makers in Croydon Council. 

Our first step is to organise a Covid-safe public protest to show the council we are significant in number - and to tell them to Open Our Roads!

Ongoing activities include raising awareness about the issue; conducting research and surveys; gathering evidence; connecting with stakeholders; writing emails to Croydon Council; and other activities related to our mission.

How your generous support will be used

Your donations will be used for:

  • Design, print and production of posters, flyers and other materials
  • Campaign merchandise and protest materials 
  • Production of films and videos
  • Any costs related to maintaining the website and other comms activities
  • Other activities associated with the campaign 

Others ways you can help

Sign up for email updates when you donate to make sure you're up to date on all of our latest news. Join our group on Facebook if you're not already a member. Follow us on Twitter. Write to your councillors, MP and London Assembly Member. Log your opposition on Croydon Council's Streetspace feedback page

Watch this space!

We'll soon be launching a website - and we hope to be able to offer rewards to our supporters. We'll let you know as soon as we're able to do this.

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