Date and time: Tue 28 January 2020, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: The Lodge, 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ
This meeting was open to anyone interested in improving street conditions for walking and cycling in Harrow, and we were delighted to be able to welcome a large number of environmental and voluntary groups.
Healthy Streets addresses many of Harrow’s problems by changing the way we move around and enjoy our public spaces. It addresses poor health by reducing air pollution and noise, and increasing physical activity. Walking-friendly streets are sociable and help to improve community spirit. Fewer cars and less driving means a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
We outlined what we do as Harrow Cyclists – encouraging people to try cycling by organising free bike rides, liaising with the council on cycling schemes and having a seat on the Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel.
We launched the ‘Healthy Streets for Harrow’ brand to appeal to a wider audience, as the improvements which are needed for cycling benefit everyone, especially pedestrians.
We would like to work with community groups to help to make Harrow’s streets more people-friendly. We plan a follow-up meeting in May.