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Making Camden safer and healthier with improvements for walking and cycling

Making Camden safer and healthier with improvements for walking and cycling

London, 19 October 2022 Two trial Safe and Healthy Streets schemes in Camden have recently been completed at Haverstock Hill and across the Camden Square…

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London,

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October

2022 Two trial Safe and Healthy Streets schemes in Camden have recently been completed at Haverstock Hill and across the Camden Square area.

The Covid-19 pandemic changed how people in Camden, and across the country, live, travel and work. The council want its streets to have more safe space for everyone to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to flourish, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles and for everyone to be breathing cleaner air.

The council also wants to ensure that its streets support a strong recovery from the pandemic and provide a lasting legacy of greener, safer, healthier travel, in line with our Camden Transport Strategy. Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden “Camden’s Safe and Healthy Streets bring big benefits for residents’ quality of life in Camden – by keeping more people safe from road danger, reducing air pollution and cutting carbon emissions.

“In Camden, more than two-thirds of people do not have a car, and already more than 8 in 10 trips made by Camden residents are made by public transport, walking and cycling. But we know this can rise further if we make our streets as safe and as welcoming as possible.” „As the cost of living continues to increase, the council also wants to support those looking to cycle more, leaving their car at home when they can as cycling can be around 94% cheaper than the annual cost of running […]

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