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. Ealing won £8.6million worth of funding from the £114million that TfL offered to London boroughs. View useful documents relating to the Live West Ealing project here.
The Liveable Neighbouthoods 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.