Greenwich’s Conservative councillors have called for a review into the traffic measures implemented throughout the borough, saying they are “deeply concerned” over a lack of consultation with residents and businesses.

The Tory group’s spokesperson for transport Matt Clare and Opposition leader Nigel Fletcher issue a statement on Friday saying they supported measures to make walking and cycling safer in the borough.

“However, we are deeply concerned that in some cases a lack of consultation by Greenwich Council has resulted in some potentially very unpopular schemes being rushed through,” the pair said in a joint statement.

“Despite the current Covid-19 situation, it is wrong for the Council to implement traffic schemes without seeking the views of local residents or considering the potential impact on businesses.

“We are therefore calling on the council to review all traffic measures implemented since March on which there was no prior consultation.”

“We all want to see increases in walking and cycling, and much cleaner air, but during the current situation many residents, including vulnerable people and key workers, remain reliant on travel by car. It is vital that traffic schemes strike the right balance and proceed with public support.”

The call from the Tory group comes as other similar initiatives across south London, part of a TfL push for a cycling and pedestrian-led post-Covid transport recovery, encounter resistance and anger from some residents and local councillors.

Measures to create a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN), particularly around west Greenwich, have attracted similar controversy.

Installed in August, the measures included modal figures to cut down on rat run traffic in the area, with the council saying last month raising walking and cycling rates would “make our streets safer, quieter and more appealing”.

Conservative-run Wandsworth Council confirmed on Friday it would suspend trials of its LTN initiatives following a high level review which found measures they implemented, including road-blocking barriers like seen at Greenwich, prompted concerns with emergency access and traffic flows.

And Greenwich’s southern neighbours Bromley are also currently embroiled in a messy cross-border stoush with the adjoining Croydon authority, after the latter closed three roads in a bid to encourage greater levels of cycling and walking.

Residents across the Bromley side of the border say it has instead forced vehicle traffic onto roads throughout the borough.

The Conservative leader of Bromley, Colin Smith, last week appealed directly to transport secretary Grant Shapps to step in and resolve the situation.