Ealing up for transport awards

Ealing Council is in the running for a national transport award for Most Improved Transport Local Authority.

They are shortlisted for  National Transport Award, which is given to a local authority that can demonstrate a significant improvement in performance over the last three years. Ealing is shortlisted alondside Plymouth City Council.

The council says it's success is down to a rise of 30% in cycling investment, innovation and tangible results with a congestion relief programme with average queue lengths decreasing by two-thirds at two experimental junctions, a doubling of car club spaces acrsss the borough from 35 to 77 spaces, the number of pupils being driven to school decreasing by 12% and those walking to school increasing by nearly 6.5%, and a 5% reduction in total road casualties in the last year.

The National Transport Awardsare about recognising excellence in transport, rewarding innovation and progress for transport initiatives and are organised by Transport TImes, who also recognised Ealing as the "most imporved" borough in London for transport in a separate awards scheme in April this year. The Award will be presented in October.

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