Sixty per cent of trips in the borough of Hounslow are made by walking, cycling and public transport, and the Council wants to get a better understanding of how kerbside and parking spaces are used throughout the borough to help reimagine its streets for the benefit of residents, visitors and local businesses in the community.

Cllr Salman Shaheen, cabinet member for Recreation, Public Spaces and Parking, commented:

“As a borough, we need a progressive car parking strategy that not only manages and enhances existing provision but also takes into consideration emerging trends.

“The strategy looks to maximise benefits for users and parking management by examining key areas, including parking supply, safety and security as well as future mobility, pricing, active travel including cycling and walking, accessible and priority parking for those with disabilities or parent and toddler bays.”

Cllr Katherine Dunne, deputy leader of the Council for Climate, Environment and Transport, added:

“As a Council, we need to look ahead at what we’ll need in the future and consider the increasing number of people walking, cycling and using public transport throughout the borough.

“This draft strategy aims to engage residents, businesses, and visitors to help us reimagine the kerbside for enhanced functionality, attractiveness, and safety while recognising the diverse needs and mobility options of the population.”

The consultation is open for 12 weeks until 10 December 2023, and the Council is encouraging everyone to respond to help shape the use of streets in Hounslow.

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