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Your views wanted on plan for safer routes to school

Your views wanted on plan for safer routes to school

November 18, 2019
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A plan for safer routes for children to walk or ride their bicycles to school is under public consultation in Perivale. Ealing Council wants to hear your views.

The council’s transport projects and policy team outlined the ‘Healthy Streets around Schools’ programme – its plan to create green spaces, cycling lanes and wider-walking routes – in a survey to residents.

The survey seeks feedback on possible ways to enhance the environment of Perivale, and improve conditions for walking, cycling, and other forms of active travel in the area. This will help improve road safety, local air quality and will also benefit individuals who live, work and visit the area. The plan also aims to improve routes to public transport areas.

Starting 11 November, the survey is available online and is being distributed to residents, teachers and students.

The consultation period runs until 1 December 2019. At that point, the feedback from the survey will be analysed and fed into creating a final plan. From spring 2020, work will begin on creating the agreed measures set out in the final plan.

The project is being funded through the Transport for London (TfL) Local Implementation Plan.

Connor McDonagh, the council’s assistant director of economic growth, said: “Streets are made safer by reducing car travel and designing alternate and more sustainable methods of transit, including improving public transport routes, walking infrastructure, and cycling routes.”

For more information visit the Healthy_streets_around_schools page on the council’s website.

If you live or work in the Perivale area and wish to participate in the survey, go to onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ealinghealthystreets