Merton Healthy Streets
Putting people ahead of traffic
COVID-19 has changed the way we travel around our communities.
During lockdown our streets were quiet. Air quality improved dramatically. Neighbours could chat and children could play.
Merton Council, like others across London, is making changes to try and capture some of those benefits while avoiding COVID-19 traffic gridlock as people avoid public transport. The aim is to enhance air quality and road safety. To encourage walking and cycling. To free up space for those vehicle journeys that are actually needed. This site aims to capture what is happening, and why.
The changes happening in Merton are a response to many things – COVID-19, Climate Change, Obesity, Inactivity, Road Safety and Air Pollution. Each one is a major issue in its own right where the status quo is not acceptable. Lets give these changes a chance and see if collectively we can make our streets healthier.
Let’s make our streets better
Merton Residents Transport Group is a non-political group that supports the development and implementation of the best possible emergency transport plan by Merton Council in response to COVID-19.