Healthy Streets Conference, Exhibition and Awards
Reducing the number of private vehicles on London’s roads was the hot topic at the Healthy Streets Conference, Exhibition and Awards hosted in Waltham Forest. Project Centre sponsored the event with Scott Lester, our Regional Director, leading a discussion on the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets approach.
Sam Neal, Associate Director, spoke about the role art can play in bringing communities together as part of her talk on the Liveable Neighbourhoods approach to street design. Art can be a vital tool to engaging the community in spaces where they can actually make a difference. It can contribute to a real sense of wellbeing, belonging and pride in an area, as well as address issues of anti-social behaviour such as vandalism and graffiti.
We were also delighted to pick up an award with Waltham Forest Council for the Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year for Lea Bridge Road. The route is heavily used with up to 30,000 vehicles and 1,500 cyclists utilising it daily. The proposal aims to transform the route into an attractive destination for all, with new public spaces and a world class cycle route making the road safer, encouraging walking and cycling as a convenient option and easing traffic flow by improving the road network, all in line with Transport for London’s (TfL) Healthy Streets approach.