Transport and streets
Draft Transport Recovery Plan
COVID-19 has disrupted our daily travel habits. As lockdown restrictions are eased, we want to support and encourage people to adopt greener, more active forms of transport. We have developed a plan to introduce short, medium and longer-term improvements in the borough. The plan supports social distancing, walking and cycling, as well as a reduction in car use.
Draft measures include: new low traffic neighbourhoods, school streets, new pop up cycle lanes and bike parking, further pavement widening in town centres, and bus supporting measures. We have submitted an application for £100,000 of DfT funding and making bids to TfL for schemes under their £45m London Streetspace Programme. For more information visit our Active travel pages
We've also launched an interactive website where we're encouraging residents to nominate locations for potential improvements in their local area.
Schemes will commence as funding becomes available and the plan will be periodically reviewed to include new interventions to address emerging priorities.
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Road and pavement repairs
Our footway improvement and injection patching road repair programmes have now resumed. Our contractors will be following the latest government guidelines while carrying out the works.
Pavements in some of our busiest streets in town centres have been temporarily widened to help residents stay safe and enable them to social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Temporary footway widening measures are now also being introduced to support the phased reopening of schools, and social distancing signs and surface markings are also being provided.
These programmes have been designed to be flexible and we and we will also introduce further measures to address any emerging issues as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Schools remain open for children of key workers and vulnerable pupils. Therefore, School Streets are still in operation in order to support safe, active travel at drop off and pick up times.