Ealing is one of the London boroughs to receive funding from Transport for London (TfL) through the Liveable Neighbourhoods project. The programme provides funding for boroughs to make positive changes to streets which contribute to improved conditions for walking, cycling and public transport.
The idea is that these improvements also help to improve air quality and increase local people’s activity levels through reducing traffic. Businesses will also be supported by making local town centres more attractive and accessible.
Physical improvements will be made to West Ealing’s streets along the Broadway and to parallel quieter routes, reduced rat-running in the adjoining residential areas. There will also be new walking and cycling routes, including links to the revamped West Ealing train station, which will be part of the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) station.
The Liveable Neighbourhoods project is part of the Healthy Streets Approach, which is set to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London’s diverse communities; greener, healthier and more attractive places to live.
The Live West Ealing area of improvements stretch as far as Jacobs ladder, down to Leighton Road.
Prior to Covid-19, Ealing Council were working closely with local people to prepare designs for the West Ealing Liveable Neighbourhoods (WELN) project. However, the pandemic resulted in a temporary freeze on TfL funding which meant the Liveable Neighbourhood project was suspended for around eight months. In this period many influencing factors (mostly related to the impact of Covid-19), such as the TfL London Streetspace Programme (LSP), have impacted the wider WELN project area, and the social dynamic and outlook has changed. Recent news that TfL funding will be resumed has been welcomed, and subsequently the project has been restarted. As a result, we are continuing consultation with the local community to find out what are the priorities for taking the project forward.
We will endeavour to update this website as and when we have more exciting news or updates to share. In the meantime, we encourage anyone interested in the project to sign up to our mailing list to receive further information.