We want to make H&F the greenest borough in Britain. And we need your help to create a truly sustainable transport network for our streets.
We want a borough with fewer cars, cleaner air and more greenery. We also want H&F to be easily navigated by foot, bike or bus, and we need a 21st Century transport plan to make it happen.
Here’s how you can help. We’ve drafted a plan that sets out our ambitions and plans for improving transport over the next 20 years. Now, we’d like your views.
“We’d love to hear how you can help us grow better, cleaner transport network for the future,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment.
“We have ambitious plans to improve air quality, reduce congestion, encourage more walking and cycling and promote the use of public transport and electric vehicles.”
Safer, cleaner streets
Our draft plan contains a three-year programme of transport and highways projects to be funded by Transport for London.
This includes short-term projects such as schemes for dealing with rat-running, while still allowing cycle access and other projects to help reduce speeding.
It also details plans for longer-term, large-scale projects in the borough.
Achievements and plans
We’ve introduced a large network of electric vehicle charging points, based on where residents have told they’d like them, and we’ll continue to expand. We also launched London’s first electric car club, to help residents escape the expense of private car ownership without sacrificing mobility.
Earlier this year we worked with residents and businesses to build new parklets in Hammersmith Grove and are consulting on introducing the borough’s first ‘zero emission zone’ here. This scheme would allow only zero, or ultra-low emission vehicles to use this short section of road as a bid to improve air quality.
To cut down on polluting journeys in Hammersmith town centre we’re working with local businesses to explore creating a freight delivery hub, where the last mile of local deliveries would be driven by zero, or ultra-low emission vehicles.
We’ll continue to support safe cycling and introduce more schemes that allow people to cycle using routes closed off to motor vehicles.
Share your views
Be sure to share your views before the deadline on 20 December.