Earls Court Road widening: Have your say

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Earls Court Road (Transport for London)
Earls Court Road (Transport for London)

The widening of the pavement on Earls Court Road could become a permanent feature.

Changes to the road to allow space for people walking to properly socially distance were made during the first wave of the pandemic in May 2020.

Transport for London (TfL) has now launched a public consultation in a bid to keep two of the extensions in place on a permanent basis.

The extension would be between Child’s Street and Child’s Place and between Earls Court Gardens and Barkston Gardens.

Since the start of the pandemic 31 per cent of Londoners say they are walking to places where they used to travel by transport.

While 57 per cent say they now go on more walks for exercise or walk for longer than they did before.

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “More people are walking and cycling in London than ever before, and it’s vital that we make changes to help ensure they can do so as safely as possible.

“Making the pavement extensions on Earls Court Road permanent will make a huge difference to those who walk around the area, and I urge Londoners to have their say and take part in the consultation.”

TfL say the scheme will make the area “much more welcoming to people walking” and will also help buses to serve bus stops, making it easier for people to use public transport.

Sam Monck, TfL’s head of healthy streets investment, added: “The proposal to make the changes to the scheme permanent will create a pleasant and safe environment for people walking.

“Ensuring that London’s streets are attractive and people-friendly is vital to ensuring a sustainable recovery from the pandemic and I’d encourage those who live in, work in and travel through the area to get in touch with their feedback on these changes.”

The consultation is now open on TfL’s website and runs until September 24.

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