Ealing Council has been named “most improved transport local authority” at the National Transport Awards.
The award was given to the council because it has demonstrated a significant improvement in performance related to transport over the last three years, including cycling investment rising by 30% over the last three years, tangible results with its congestion relief programme, doubling the council’s car club spaces, decreasing the number of pupils being driven to school by 12% and increasing the number of pupils walking to school by nearly 6.5%.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “It is absolutely fantastic that Ealing has now picked up this award for most improved transport local authority. This shows we are truly leading the way in transport innovations and listening to residents when they tell us transport is a leading concern. The congestion relief programme is a great example of a project that has made a real difference. Traffic queues have reduced considerably and pedestrian waiting times are down.
“The fact that we have won this award shows that our innovative projects make us stand out and have delivered real results. I’d like to congratulate and thank the team for their hard work in bringing about these achievements with such success.”
The National Transport Awards are run annually by the Transport Times and recognise excellence in transport, innovation and progress for transport initiatives that are really working.