Reimagining Our Streets – Launch of Kerbside and Parking strategies consultation
As part of our ambitious plans for a healthier, greener and safer Hounslow, the council are looking to reimagine our streets for the benefit of more residents and businesses. They want to update how our parking and kerbside spaces are used to create well designed streets and public areas that work for everyone. 60% of journeys in the borough are made by walking, cycling and public transport, and they would like our streets and spaces to benefit everyone.
How can schools get involved?
The kerbside and parking affect us all, particularly children and young people travelling to and from school. And we have been asked to share this consultation with you:
Have your say now by visiting: https://talk.hounslow.gov.uk/reimagining-our-streets/
What’s the kerbside?
The kerbside is the space that sits on the road next to the pavement. You might currently find cars, trees, cycle parking, or taxi bays here. Well-designed streets and spaces benefit everyone, not just a few. We are considering proposals for other kerbside uses such as more trees, plants, car clubs, seating and outdoor eating areas and deliveries.
Why is parking important?
Hounslow requires a progressive car parking strategy to manage and enhance its existing provision to meet emerging trends. The Parking Strategy looks to maximise benefits for users, as well as enhancing parking management by examining a number of key areas. These include parking supply, safety & security, signage, future mobility (e.g. electric charging points), pricing, operations, active travel options (e.g. cycling, walking), accessible and priority parking (e.g. for people with disabilities or parent and toddler bays).
What happens next?
The consultation will be live for 12 weeks starting from Monday, 18 September until Sunday, 10 December 2023. The council will be promoting the consultation during this period.
Following the consultation, they will publish a report on the consultation and what they’ve been told. They will make changes to the strategies based on this information, and the final strategies will be submitted to Cabinet for approval.