PM and Transport Secretary thank Hanif Khan at Downing Street transport reception

Image above: Boris Johnson, Hanif Khan and Grant Shapps at the Downing Street Reception

The Prime Minister has recognised LB Hounslow for its “good work” in introducing Cycleway 9 and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

Hounslow’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Hanif Khan, was invited to meet Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps at a reception at Downing St on Monday 4 August, to receive the Prime Minister’s personal thanks for Hounslow’s efforts to promote cycling and active travel.

Hounslow was among a number of local authorities from around the country invited to take part so ministers could praise them for their ‘successes in transport infrastructure and [their] response to the pandemic.’

Cllr Khan told The Chiswick Calendar:

“First of all [Boris Johnson and Grant Shapps] were really pleased about how we had been promoting active travel because that’s basically what they wanted to do. They wanted people to have other modes of transport, other than the car, and to encourage people to cycle and walk. Not only that, they wanted to encourage people to use other public transport like the Underground, trains and buses as well.

“The Prime Minister was aware of the Cycleway 9 project that was taking place because when he was the Mayor, and was part of Transport for London, this was one of the things which he was promoting.

“With Grant Shapps, we discussed the need for people to be more healthy and where people can change their mode of transport and look at more healthy options.”

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