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Nominate streets in need of walking and cycling improvements

1 July 2020

Cllr Shama Tatler standing in front of a cycle lane

Residents are being called on to nominate potential locations for wider pavements, cycle lanes, and other measures to help make active travel easier and safer in Brent.

This London Climate Action Week, Brent Council launched an interactive website to record these suggestions. On the site, local people can drop pins on a map where they would like to see measures introduced. They will then be asked to answer a few questions about the location and how they think it could be improved for pedestrians and cyclists.

Earlier in June, the Council set out its ambitions for active travel and bid for funds to improve walking and cycling infrastructure across the borough.

Once confirmed, the money from the Department for Transport (DfT) and TfL will be used to pay for a host of measures, including wider pavements, low-traffic neighbourhoods, and pop-up cycle lanes.

With people being discouraged from using public transport, Transport for London (TfL) has predicted a 10-fold increase in cycle traffic and a five-fold increase in pedestrian numbers as lockdown eases.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning, said: “We’re asking people to reimagine their journeys, to find healthier and safer ways to get around. That’s why we want to make these improvements – to help support people to walk or cycle, by making it as safe and easy as possible. I encourage everyone to visit the website and tell us how they think this could work in their area.”

If you live or work in Brent, please visit https://brentactivetravel.commonplace.is to nominate streets for improvements.

Residents can also comment on the overall plan for active travel here.