Street Space Schemes
Since late March 2020, the health crisis has had a major impact on Transport for London (TfL) finances and this in turn has resulted in a suspension of the borough’s planned transportation works programme which is funded by TfL.
As a consequence, TfL have developed an alternative programme of works to support travel during the crisis following the government’s statutory guidance and using government funding support.
TfL’s London Streetspace Programme (LSP) recognises that people will not be able to use public transport as before, and that urgent action is required to adapt our streets to enable social distancing and to facilitate more active travel. The programme is being delivered by TfL and London Boroughs together.
The Council has been awarded funding from TfL to deliver the LSP in Harrow. It is working in partnership with local communities to deliver an active travel network by introducing temporary or experimental schemes to support more walking and cycling. Schemes have been introduced in the following areas:
- Temporary pedestrian space measures to allow social distancing for pedestrians in shopping areas, stations and bus stops where there is restricted space.
- Bringing forward strategic cycle routes to encourage more cycling on local journeys particularly to work, shops or for exercise.
- Creating low traffic neighbourhoods and school streets using measures to reduce the use of the number of private vehicles, that can create more road danger and pollution, and make more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
Public Engagement Portal
More details about the Harrow Street Spaces Programme including plans of the schemes can be found on our public engagement portal.
If you would like to comment on a street space scheme in your street please go to our feedback portal.
Pedestrian space schemes are regularly reviewed to check on how they are operating and include engagement with local businesses. See the review undertaken in September 2020.