How can Westminster City Council make our streets healthier? Here are four asks which will reduce traffic and transform the borough...
Newly elected councils need to show leadership today
Noisy opposition, misperception and myths, fear of voter backlash – achieving change to the public realm, in the form of LTNs and other schemes for walking and cycling, can be hard. Yet never has such change been more necessary. We look at how to overcome obstacles.
Missed opportunity on St. John's Wood High Street
Seen from the pavements of NW8, the kind of bold decisions being taken by city administrations in Paris and Barcelona seem like a world away.
Our asks for Climate Safe Streets
We’re calling on the next leader of the council to make an urgent commitment to deliver streets safe for the climate
Westminster School Streets: who are they serving?
Is Westminster the first Council to use a school street to open up a road to motor traffic?
Help keep Covent Garden low in traffic
Covent Garden has enjoyed a blissful low traffic experience over the last year. Please help save this!
Where are Westminster’s School Streets?
In April 2021 Westminster Council announced that it would be progressing with permanent school street schemes to 16 schools. Where are they?
Tell Westminster City Council: this is a climate emergency
Tell Westminster City Council we need action, fast, to reduce all motor traffic and boost active travel.
Huge support for Westminster’s street changes
We asked for feedback on Westminster's temporary traffic measures. Read on for the results.
What's next for Soho?
Your chance to call for healthy, people-friendly streets in Soho.
Vote for healthy streets on Thursday 6 May!
This Thursday will see the elections for the Mayor and London Assembly. Who will stand up for safer streets and cleaner air?
Low traffic neighbourhood webinar
Recording of Westminster Healthy Streets' webinar on low traffic neighbourhoods.
Our top 5 priorities for Paddington Places
Westminster Healthy Streets' top 5 priorities for Westminster Council's Paddington Places project.
Do you want people-friendly streets in Soho?
Do you want a low traffic Soho? Introducing the Soho Streets for People group and its vision for cleaner air and more space for people on Soho's streets!
A permanent transformation for Great Titchfield Street?
The local businesses who campaigned to swap parking places for outdoor seating have produced a vision to make the scheme permanent.
Have your say on Paddington Places
Westminster City Council launch their exciting Paddington Places project to improve permeability around the Westway.
Healthy Parks help Healthy Streets
Parks should be places for people not machines - show the Royal Parks your support for this.
Please press ahead with the Hyde Park Estate low traffic scheme
Westminster City Council needs to press ahead with its proposed scheme and not let it be derailed by a vocal minority.
Cleaner, greener streets are coming to the Hyde Park Estate
Safer, cleaner and greener streets are coming to the Hyde Park Estate
All change for Soho's streets?
After its al fresco dining revolution this summer, will Soho's streets go back to the status quo or is change in the air?
Safer streets for schools in Westminster
Westminster City Council start to roll out school streets in the borough.
Al fresco in Fitzrovia
Local business owner Peter successfully campaigns to turn parked cars into al-fresco dining.
How to make a play street in Westminster
Susanna Rustin talks about successful Play Streets in Queen's Park and explains how to create your own
Have your say on Westminster temporary traffic measures
Have your say on the temporary measures that have appeared across Westminster this year.
Strand-Aldwych: Great! But what about cycling?
Here's our take on the Strand-Aldwych transformation - we say yes to a beautiful new traffic-free space, but the council needs to think about people on bikes as well
What does the government’s ‘gear change’ mean for healthy streets?
This week the government published ‘Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking’. What does it mean for healthy streets?
Opening streets for hospitality
Out feedback on Westminster City Council's plans for reopening cafes and restaurants for the summer.
Westminster announces space for walking and cycling
Will Westminster's recently-released plans prevent traffic flooding back, keep the air clean and enable all-age active travel?
Fitzrovia West promotes healthy streets through its Neighbourhood Plan
Westminster Healthy Streets is joining others in voicing a major concern that as lockdown eases, Westminster City Council must act now on Fitzrovia.
Dear Westminster, we need urgent action
Westminster Healthy Streets has joined forces with others to demand urgent changes to our streets as we ease out of lockdown. Read our open letter to the Council.
Back on our feet, back on the streets in Soho
Westminster Healthy Streets is joining others in voicing a major concern that as lockdown eases, Westminster City Council must act now on Soho.
How would you change Westminster's streets for COVID-19?
As lockdown eases, how can we keep our roads safe for walking and cycling, and traffic low? Add your ideas to our map and we will pass them on to the council.
Westminster's streets in the Covid-19 crisis
Westminster's streets look very different under the Covid-19 lockdown. What can we learn from this crisis?
Westminster to re-open pedestrianised street to traffic
Should Westminster City Council reopen the west side of Grosvenor Square to motor traffic, turning the square into a roundabout? We don’t think so. Please join us in objecting!
Westminster parents say pollution plans far too weak
Parents in Marylebone have teamed up with new campaign group Westminster Healthy Streets to tell Westminster City Council its air pollution plans aren’t ambitious enough.
Tell Westminster: for cleaner air, we need less traffic
Westminster City Council is currently consulting on its Air Quality Action Plan. We believe the plan falls far short of the action required to make any meaningful difference to local air quality.
Does your child go to school in Westminster? Are you worried about air pollution and road danger on the way to school, or at the school gates? If you are, find out more about our campaign for school streets for children.