Caroline Russell, Transport Spokesman for the Green Party and member of the London Assembly, said she had received scores of complaints from residents whose streets were inundated with drivers who had been diverted by apps, sat navs and smartphones.
“We have a huge congestion problem, and apps which provide a cut through, simply move that problem into areas where people are living,” she said.
“It might be good for a few drivers, but it is much less healthy for the residents in those streets. A lot of these streets have so much parking you can’t even get two cars down, so you get jams, and a build up of pollution.
“Mini-Holland schemes have completely transformed neighbourhoods. Cars can no longer get in anymore. Those areas which were bumper to bumper now feel upbeat and positive.
“People now enjoy walking or riding their bike, so not only has it cut pollution but it’s a nudge in the right direction towards a healthier lifestyle.”