Ealing Council scoops top transport award

Ealing Council has won most improved transport borough at the London Transport Awards.

Ealing Council picks up a London Transport Award

Ealing Council has won most improved transport borough at the London Transport Awards.

The results were announced at a ceremony on Thursday (28 April) when Ealing Council beat Newham Council to the top spot.

This recognition is due to progress in a range of areas. These have included:

  • Cycling investment has risen by 30% over the last 3 years.
  • Cycle training investment has been expanded by 40%.
  • Ealing has been awarded ‘Biking Borough’ status.
  • Ealing has shown innovation and tangible results with its congestion relief programme with average queue lengths decreasing by two-thirds at two experimental junctions.
  • Efforts in smarter travel have resulted in a 44% rise in cyclists since 2007 and an 18% increase in public transport use overall.
  • The number of pupils being driven to school has decreased by 12% and walking to school has increased by nearly 6.5%.
  • The last year has seen a 5% reduction in total road casualties.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have won this prestigious award for most improved transport borough. Transport is always one of the top concerns of our residents and I’m pleased that the number of residents concerned about travel and congestion is down according to the most recent residents’ survey. We also have more improvements in the pipeline such as targeting hot-spots like the Uxbridge Road Corridor.

“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 at Ealing for their hard work in bringing about these achievements with such success.”

The London Transport Awards are about recognising excellence in transport, rewarding innovation and progress for transport initiatives that are really working.

You can find more information on transport in Ealing on the transport and streets pages.