London’s streets to receive ‘Healthy Streets’ makeover

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London’s streets to receive ‘Healthy Streets’ makeover
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Two well-known streets of London are receiving a ‘Healthy Streets’ makeover to make the streets a safer place for people to walk, cycle and spend time.

The City of London Corporation in partnership with the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is generating a programme of improvements to Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill.

The programme, the Fleet Street Area Healthy Streets Plan, is a set of proposals to redesign the streets and improve access.

The idea constitutes a series of policies and strategies to redesign streets and manage motor vehicle access, prioritising space for people walking, cycling and public transport.

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CEO of the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District, Lady Lucy French, said: “The BID is pleased to be supporting the City of London Corporation in producing a plan to make improvements to the streets and areas around Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill. The opinions of our local community are vital in helping us and the City of London to work together in creating a more resilient public realm for the future.”

Local residents, businesses and community organisations are given the opportunity until 20 June to have the chance to give their views on the initial proposals.

Any residents who wish to discuss the plans with the project team are encouraged to attend any of the following consultation events:

  • 17 May 12-2pm Colliers, 10 Old Bailey, EC4M 7NG
  • 17 May 5.30-7pm St Brides Foundation, Caxton Room, EC4Y 8EQ
  • 24 May 12-2pm Shoe Lane Library, Hill House, 1 Little New Street, EC4A 3JR
  • 24 May 5.30-7pm St Brides Foundation, Caxton Room, EC4Y 8EQ
  • 7 June 12-2pm Shoe Lane Library, Hill House, 1 Little New Street, EC4A 3JR

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Streets and Walkways Sub Committee, Graham Packham, said: “These proposals will not only help to improve the City’s accessibility, so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable as they walk around the Square Mile, but also help to deliver on our commitment to reducing air pollution and making the City more attractive.”

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