Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood: Greening for Air Quality

14th January 2019 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

The Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) was established after a successful bid by Westminster City Council to the Mayor of London’s Mayor’s Air Quality Fund in 2016, to tackle the challenge of air pollution in innovative ways. Since August 2017 CRP has been pleased to programme manage the LEN on behalf of the council.

2019 promises to be an exciting time for all involved in the LEN, as alongside celebrating the successes and lessons from the behaviour change projects, plans for the urban realm will come to fruition.

Designs have been developed with input from local stakeholders, focussed on improving amenity for walking around the Marylebone High Street and Paddington Street areas, linking green spaces, and introducing pockets of new green space. Two brand new zebra crossings will be introduced, along with over a dozen new street trees and a host of other low-level plants suited to pollution absorption and supporting wildlife. Details of the designs and rationale are available on the Marylebone LEN website and construction is due to start this month, bringing a new feature and vibrancy to this locally-treasured part of central London.

For more information contact CRP’s Tom Linton-Smith.