The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have announced that Lambeth Council has been successful in its multi-million bid to TfL’s ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ fund.
A Brixton liveable neighbourhood is the cornerstone of Lambeth’s ambitious new draft Transport Strategy that was launched before Christmas. The strategy looks to transform the way we think about transport, putting people before traffic, and enabling Lambeth residents to live healthier lives whilst creating better places for everyone to enjoy.
Low traffic neighbourhoods
Improving Brixton town centre is at the heart of Lambeth’s bid, with the transformation of Atlantic Road being complemented with bold proposals to create ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’ in adjacent residential areas.
This will reduce rat-running and traffic in local residential streets so that people can move around more safely, whilst also vastly improving the air quality.
Lambeth Council need your help to make the Brixton area a healthier place, with a thriving town centre, less traffic, cleaner air, more space for people and great for walking and cycling. We want to involve the whole community and work together with you to achieve this. Please add your comments about what works and what could be improved on the map below and sign up for regular project updates. Click here to leave feedback.
Leading the way on clean air
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. Lambeth became the first London borough to declare a climate emergency in January this year and committed to bringing forward its target to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
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.