Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods
A Brent Healthy Neighbourhood (BHN) is a group of residential streets where vehicle traffic which isn’t local to the area is either discouraged or removed. These areas can also be referred to as 'Low Traffic Neighbourhoods'.
In a BHN, residents are still able to drive onto their street and get deliveries. However, road closures are placed at certain points within neighbourhoods to stop “non-local” traffic (cars, lorries, vans, for example) from passing through the area.
Why do we need Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods?
As lockdown restrictions are eased, it is expected that many people will be avoiding using public transport. This could in turn mean increased car use, which will lead to more traffic congested streets, worse air quality, increased road danger and increased carbon emissions.
As part of a wider plan to make walking and cycling more appealing options, it’s also important that we take action at a neighbourhood level to prevent traffic from diverting onto local roads.
Where are Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods currently planned?
The following locations are due to become Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods in August/September 2020:
- Mordaunt Road Area, Stonebridge
- Tokyngton Avenue Area, Tokyngton
Pending funding, seven further neighbourhoods will benefit from these measures:
- Harley Road Area, Harlesden (awaiting funding)
- Roundwood Park Area, Willesden (awaiting funding)
- Willesden Sports Centre Area, Willesden (awaiting funding)
- Kilburn Area, Queens Park (awaiting funding)
- Olive Road Area, Mapesbury (awaiting funding)
- Dollis Hill Area, Dollis Hill (awaiting funding)
- Preston Park Area, Preston (awaiting funding)