Camden secures £2.4million for road safety improvements in Regent’s Park
Camden Council has started a new consultation on road safety improvements around Regent’s Park after securing £2.4million of funding from HS2 Ltd.
Through High-Speed Two Ltd’s (HS2’s) Road Safety Fund, Camden has secured £2.4 million which will be spent on road safety and transport improvements in the Regent’s Park Area.
The project is being called the “Regent’s Park Area: Safe and Healthy Streets scheme” and the Council, with support from independent consultants Sustrans, will be carrying out a series of engagement events in the coming months to inform what measures to improve transport and road safety, particularly active and sustainable travel, should be funded through the HS2 Road Safety Fund. Through these events the Council would like to hear the views of people in the Regents Park area about the current road safety and transport challenges in the area, as well as their ideas for improving things.
In addition to the engagement events, residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the Regent’s Park area can submit their suggestions for how the money should be spent by completing a short survey on the project’s Commonplace page. Different formats of the survey are available on request by emailing email@example.com.
The feedback from the engagement events and Commonplace survey will help the Council create a number of designs for road safety and transport improvements, which it will then consult upon on a scheme-by-scheme basis. This formal public consultation will provide the community with further opportunities to share their views on transport proposals for the Regent’s Park Area.
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet member for a Sustainable Camden, said: “Residents living close to the main HS2 construction site in Euston are seeing a daily influx of lorries on their streets, while many roads are closed while HS2 works continue. We’ve always held the position that the polluter must pay and that if residents have to put up with this disruption, they need to see long-term benefits in their area in return.
“We’ve fought residents’ corner to secure this £2.4million fund – this now gives us a chance to work with residents, business and people in the community to invest in streets in the Regent’s Park Area, and make the changes needed to make these roads safer and encourage more walking and cycling in the area.”