Brixton roads to be transformed for healthier travel
Brixton is to see a multi-million pound investment in its roads and public spaces as part of the The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL)’s Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme.
Improving Brixton town centre, with the transformation of Atlantic Road being complemented with bold proposals to create ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’ in adjacent residential areas, is the cornerstone of Lambeth Council’s ambitious new draft Transport Strategy.
The strategy looks to transform the way we think about transport, putting people before traffic, and enabling Lambeth residents to live healthier lives.
Cllr Holland said: “We are committed to making our roads safer for everyone to get around by walking and cycling, to improve both people’s health and our toxic air.
“This project in particular will be beneficial for local residents and businesses and make the centre of Brixton a much healthier, more attractive destination.”
The bid will supplement Lambeth’s ambitious green agenda, which has seen the council become a London leader on carbon reduction and clean air initiatives.
The council is also already investing in young people’s health by installing green screens in our primary schools; trialing the School Streets timed road closure project; vastly upgrading the borough’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure and investing in safer cycling infrastructure to enable everyone to feel confident to cycle.