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Influence improvements to our streets and spaces

Southwark Council are inviting ideas for street improvements that support walking and cycling
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
Amandeep Kellay
Sustainable Travel Manager

Covid-19 has changed how we live, work and travel.

These changes have brought about cleaner, quieter and safer streets with less traffic congestion, better air quality and more walking and cycling. If these changes are sustained, we would see a significant reduction in air and noise pollution, benefiting the environment and improving quality of life and health.

Southwark Council has now launched a website where people can suggest and support ideas to improve our streets and help to achieve the following objectives:

·         Maximise pedestrian space within the public highway to help people pass each other and queue, whilst adhering to the government’s social distancing rules

·         Provide measures to make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport, whilst removing through traffic, as the lockdown is lifted

Businesses, employees, residents and visitors are invited to comment and make suggestions for other measures that will help with social distancing, discouraging traffic, improving walking and cycling and identifying crowded areas of footway.

Visit the Southwark Streetspace Suggestions website and share your views.

Created May 15 2020