Consultation on new active travel schemes to begin in the New Year

The schemes include three new trial Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN) in the borough at Creffield Road North, Creffield Road South (both W3) and Hamilton Road (W5).

New cycle schemes are also being consulted on prior to implementation, including at Gordon Road East & West (W5), Boston Road (W7) and Park Royal (W3).

The council will update residents about the consultation in the New Year once the second phase has been confirmed and designs of the schemes are available.  All households within the proposed new trial LTNs will be contacted by post with details of the news trial schemes.

Active travel schemes are part of an £20million Active Travel fund for London boroughs from the Department for Transport and Transport for London (TfL).

Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for environment and climate emergency said: “We are launching consultation on a second phase of active travel schemes in the New Year to allow residents to have their say prior to implementation.

“We are pleased the government has decided to give councils more time to consult on schemes before the implementation in phase two and feedback from local people will help us shape these projects going forward before any final decisions on the schemes are made.

“We need to take the pressure off the public transport system, which is running at lower capacity, as part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is, of course also, a greater risk to health of travelling in an enclosed space.

“But, if those people who previously made their journeys on public transport now decided to jump in their cars instead, we’re going to exacerbate the air quality problems that we’ve already had for many years. Nearly 10,000 people were dying prematurely in London because of poor air quality.

“We are fully aware that local people have strong opinions on schemes such as LTNs, both for and against, which is why it remains vital that everyone has their say via our Commonplace website throughout the consultation and trial periods for current LTNs.

"We want to make our roads safer and more attractive for walking and cycling so that Ealing can do its bit to tackle the climate emergency."