Ealing scoops most improved transport award

Ealing Council won most improved transport local authority at the National Transport Awards last week.

Award winning transport team
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz alongside members of Ealing's Award Winning Transport Team

The results were announced at a ceremony on Thursday, 6 October and Ealing Council beat entries from across the country. The award was given to the council because it has demonstrated a significant improvement in performance related to transport over the last three years.

Some of these improvements have included:

Cycling investment has risen by 30% over the last three years

  • Innovation and tangible results with its congestion relief programme with average queue lengths decreasing by two-thirds at two experimental junctions
  • More than doubling the council’s car club spaces across the borough from 35 to 77 spaces
  • Decreasing the number of pupils being driven to school by 12% and increasing the number of pupils walking to school by nearly 6.5%
  • Achieving a 5% reduction in total road casualties in the last twelve months.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “It is absolutely fantastic that Ealing has now picked up this award for most improved transport local authority. This shows we are truly leading the way in transport innovations and listening to residents when they tell us transport is a leading concern.  The congestion relief programme is a great example of a project that has made a real difference. Traffic queues have reduced considerably and pedestrian waiting times are down.

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

The National Transport Awards are run annually by the Transport Times and recognise excellence in transport, innovation and progress for transport initiatives that are really working.

There is more information on the Ealing Council transport pages.