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Designing active travel and transport proposals with you

Ealing Council is striving to be open, transparent and inclusive, and has promised to work with residents to improve the borough, involving them in identifying problems that need fixing and coming up with solutions together.

Last year, hundreds of local residents and stakeholders from across the borough helped in producing a draft Travel in Ealing Charter, which has helped to inform the final charter.

After listening and reviewing the feedback, the final charter reflects the views of the community.

By working together with local people and communities in areas where new projects are proposed, the council can ensure that those projects have the best chance to succeed and benefit as many people as possible.

Open, transparent and inclusive council

Ealing Council leader Peter Mason said: “Traffic congestion, air pollution and road safety are major concerns for Ealing residents. So we are working with the community to create streets that get people moving and that are less congested, safer, greener, and more pleasant for all road users.

“The Travel in Ealing Charter shows how we will put those plans into practice and ensure that everyone can influence the changes we make in their area.”

Listening and learning

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “We don’t want to repeat mistakes from the past, and we are happy to take the time to get things right, and work closely with residents and local businesses.

“That’s why we are introducing the Travel in Ealing Charter, so we can ensure that local people are at the heart of decisions, and the projects we deliver address the needs of our communities.”

The council’s commitments

The council promises to:

  • invest £35m in improving the roads, tracks and pavements, and continuing to implement controlled parking zones
  • invest at least £10m to increase cycling, walking, running, and scooting and reduce polluting vehicles through active travel and school streets
  • enhance the borough’s high streets and enable its seven towns to have everything for residents within a 20-minute walk
  • invest £100m in the next 4 years to enable people to live healthy, active and independent lives from day one
  • rapidly expand the number of bike hangers and electric vehicle charging points
  • campaign to win the powers to enforce 20mph speed limits and ramp up fines for idling vehicles
  • give residents and businesses confidence that the borough can change for the better through the Shaping Ealing Local Plan
  • make the borough’s streets and open spaces beautiful and resilient
  • put good design and heritage at the heart of enhancing the borough.

Active travel for healthier lives

Councillor Josh Blacker, cabinet member for healthy lives said: “Walking, cycling, running or scooting instead of jumping in the car has huge physical and mental health benefits and is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to stay active.

“Our Travel in Ealing Charter is about how we move around the borough, of course, but it’s also about creating a borough in which everyone can lead a happy, healthy life, and in which everyone is empowered to create the change they want to see.”

See the Travel in Ealing charter on council’s website.

This Charter is the result of extensive consultation with local people, businesses and others. A report with details of the process by which it was developed is also available on council’s website. If you have any suggestions for changes to the Charter, please email travelinealing@ealing.gov.uk or write to Transport Services, Ealing Council, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing W5 2BY.

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