Published: Friday, 18th August 2023
We're inviting local people to share their views on design proposals for West and East Greenwich which will help create a safer and healthier environment for residents and businesses.
The proposals have been designed using the detailed feedback received from local community during the first stage of consultation undertaken earlier this year, and include measures to reduce congestion, improve air quality, and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Cllr Averil Lekau, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment, and Transport said: “We believe that by working closely with the community, we can create an effective, well-balanced design that addresses their concerns about congestion, safety and poor air quality, and builds a sustainable, inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.
“This next stage of consultation marks an important milestone, as the community’s feedback is critical. The health and wellbeing of our residents is at the heart of this project, and their invaluable input will help shape a safer and more vibrant future for West and East Greenwich.
“All addresses would be accessible by vehicle at all times in every option, however drivers may have to take a different route. This includes deliveries, taxis, emergency vehicles and waste collection vehicles."
Residents and businesses can share feedback in a number of different ways:
through our online consultation on royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greener-safer-greenwich you can see the design proposals and fill in the survey
visit our exhibitions on display at West Greenwich and Greenwich Centre libraries and fill in the paper questionnaire
at in person events, taking place in both West and East Greenwich, where you can meet our team, ask questions and give your views
Tuesday 19 September, 7pm to 8.30pm – Greenwich Centre Library (12 Lambarde Square, SE10 9GB)
Tuesday 26 September, 7pm to 8.30pm -West Greenwich Library (146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN)
We’re arranging a number of online webinars. Details will be posted on royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greener-safer-greenwich
The second stage of the consultation closes on Friday 29 September
Following the consultation, the Council will then consider all the feedback received to date, including that received during the earlier trial and Stage 1, before selecting what measures to trial in each neighbourhood, and what other complementary improvements we can make to public spaces.
The project is a key part in delivering the Council's corporate plan, 'Our Greenwich' which aims to make it easier, safer, and more eco-friendly to travel around the borough. It will also help the deliver our Transport Strategy and Carbon Neutral Plan, by improving the borough's transport network and reducing carbon emissions.
Visit royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greener-safer-greenwich for full details and to register for updates on the project.