Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill to receive ‘Healthy Streets’ makeover
City of London Corporation in partnership with the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is developing a programme of improvements to the streets and spaces in the neighbourhoods around Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill.
The programme, known as the Fleet Street Area Healthy Streets Plan, is a set of proposals to redesign streets and manage access to make streets more accessible, engaging and safe places for people to walk, cycle and spend time.
The ‘Healthy Streets’ approach comprises a series of policies and strategies to redesign streets and manage motor vehicle access, prioritising space for people walking, cycling and public transport. It aims to create streets that feel pleasant, safe, and attractive and identify the barriers to movement that restrict the community, particularly the most vulnerable.
Local residents, businesses and community organisations have the opportunity to comment on the initial proposals and provide suggestions until 20 June. People willing to discuss the plans with the project team are encouraged to attend any, of the following consultation events:
- 17 May 12-2pm Colliers, 10 Old Bailey, EC4M 7NG
- 17 May 5.30-7pm St Brides Foundation, Caxton Room, EC4Y 8EQ
- 24 May 12-2pm Shoe Lane Library, Hill House, 1 Little New Street, EC4A 3JR
- 24 May 5.30-7pm St Brides Foundation, Caxton Room, EC4Y 8EQ
- 7 June 12-2pm Shoe Lane Library, Hill House, 1 Little New Street, EC4A 3JR
Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Streets and Walkways Sub Committee, Graham Packham, said:
“These proposals will not only help to improve the City’s accessibility, so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable as they walk around the Square Mile, but also help to deliver on our commitment to reducing air pollution and making the City more attractive.
“I would like to urge anyone who regularly uses these streets to take part in the consultation, as we look to establish the City as not just a global hub of business, but a seven day a week visitor destination.”
CEO of the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District, Lady Lucy French, said:
“The BID is pleased to be supporting the City of London Corporation in producing a plan to make improvements to the streets and areas around Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill. The opinions of our local community are vital in helping us and the City of London to work together in creating a more resilient public realm for the future.
“Your opinions will help to shape the reinvention and repositioning of the Fleet Street Quarter area as an emerging, sustainable, inclusive hub for today and tomorrow.”