You read that right! A whopping £495,000 has been awarded to Harrow to make some of our streets more accessible and safe – while also allowing you to maintain social distance.
It means more space for pedestrians and cyclists while encouraging more active travel.
The council submitted its application for Transport for London’s Streetspace Programme to make some of the boroughs streets low traffic areas, including near schools – these were all successful. A further £105k will allow the borough to have pedestrian space sites.
Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment said:
“This is fantastic news for our residents who have spent the last few months taking up more active travel and exercise through walking and cycling. With the pandemic still here, it is so important that we do everything we can to help residents continue active travel and maintain social distancing.
“So over the next few weeks, we will be consulting and sharing more information on our plans to introduce these new measures.”
In additional to this funding from the Department for Transport of £100,000 means the council will explore cycling proposals across the borough.