Changing travel habits during COVID-19 have given us a glimpse of a healthier future, where more people walk and cycle and our air is clearer. Transport for London (TfL) has predicted a 10-fold increase in cycle traffic and a five-fold increase in pedestrian numbers.
The road to recovery
As lockdown restrictions are eased, we want to support and encourage people to adopt greener, more active forms of transport whilst socially distancing.
We have developed a plan to introduce short, medium and longer-term improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure in the borough.
This is being funded by TfL as part of their Streetspace initiative and the Department for Transport.
Draft measures include new;
- Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods, which discourage traffic
- school streets
- temporary cycle lanes
- bike parking
- pavement widening in town centres
- bus priority measures
- parking reviews and controls
Many of these changes will initially be temporary on a trial basis, with the option to make them permanent at a later date. Changes will be made as and when funding becomes available.