Go Cycle and Mini-Holland programme win CIHT Healthy Transport Award
Today, the pioneering Mini-Holland programme, including Go Cycle in Kingston, won the Healthy Transport Award in the annual Chartered Institute Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Awards.
The Mini-Holland programme (a partnership between Transport for London and the London Boroughs of Kingston, Enfield and Waltham Forest), was named the winner of the CIHT City Science Healthy Transport Award for its contribution of transport to the health of the population.
The Mini-Holland scheme in Kingston is called Go Cycle, and it’s transforming the way people think about our streets, contributing to prioritising both cycling and walking, whilst helping to reduce pollution, improve air quality and improve our residents’ health and wellbeing.
The Go Cycle schemes in Kingston town centre (Kingston Station, Wheatfield Way, Portsmouth Road, Kingston High Street and Penrhyn Road) were also shortlisted in this category and received ‘highly commended’ recognition from judges.
Councillor Hilary Gander, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Environment and Sustainable Transport, said:
“We’re thrilled that the Mini-Holland programme, including our successful Go Cycle scheme, has won the City Science Healthy Transport Award. And we’re pleased that the CIHT recognise and highly commend the five schemes that Go Cycle has delivered in Kingston town centre.”
“Many of our residents have been enjoying venturing out on their bikes during lockdown with the help of Go Cycle and the safe routes it provides for cyclists across large parts of the borough. The improved junctions and crossing points benefit those on foot too.
“We’re committed to creating a cleaner, greener Kingston and further enabling sustainable transport and improving air quality remains a top priority for us.”
About the CIHT Awards
The CIHT Awards is an annual global competition that recognises and celebrates innovative highways and transportation work and the incredible benefits it brings to society.