Brent is most improved transport borough in London

Brent logo Brent is named as the most improved transport borough in London.

The London Transport Awards recognised the Borough's efforts to decrease pedestrian fatalities and improve sustainability in travel. The service has already met its 2010 targets to reduce collision-related deaths and injuries on the borough's roads, by cutting numbers from an average of 244 a year between 1994 to 1998, to just 98 last year.

It has also introduced 31 car clubs and 170 travel plans to make transport greener within the borough, including the introduction of electric cars and electric pool bikes for council workers.

Brent currently gives first free parking permits to drivers of small and electric cars, saving them £50. The scheme will be expanded on April 1 to around 2,000 owners of cars with lower carbon emissions.

Three hundred new cycle stands have been made available and traditional road humps replaced with ones easier for cyclists to use. As a result, London Cycle Network Plus which campaigns for better cycling facilities in the capital, has cited the council as a ‘high performance' provider.

The Council was also recognised for its efforts to improve rail infrastructure by providing funding to Southern Trains to increase daily services six days a week at Wembley Central station.

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