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Hounslow receives funding to create healthy streets

Thu 21 March 2019, 1:18 pm

The London Borough of Hounslow has made a successful bid to become one of eleven boroughs in London to receive funding to encourage healthier living in the area.

The multi-million pound Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, now in its second phase, provides money to transform streets around the city to make them both pedestrian and cycle-friendly, as well as revamping public spaces.

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) announced that the borough will receive up to £2 million for investment in South Chiswick.

This will provide a new pedestrian bridge under Barnes railway bridge, to fill a missing link along the Thames Path at Dukes Meadow.

New bike connections will be made between the Thames Path and the upcoming Cycle Superhighway 9, Grove Park piazza will be redesigned and low-traffic neighbourhoods developed in residential areas found south of the A4.

Liveable Neighbourhoods is part of the Mayor’s £2.3 billion investment to create Healthy Streets across the city, encouraging people to walk, cycle and take public transport to help cut down on air pollution.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Hounslow Council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “The Thames Path is a wonderful amenity for residents and visitors alike, and this funding will improve everyone’s access to it.

“The funding will also allow us to explore better links to the proposed cycle improvements along Chiswick High Road, and hopefully give people real options with regard to using their cars less.

“These improvements to our walking and cycling infrastructure will turn our localities into safer, greener and healthier places for our local residents to live in.”

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