Southwark Council bag first prize in National Transport Awards

Southwark Council have won the National Authority of the Year award for transport despite facing cuts in funding by the government.

The council have been recognised for their ‘Movement Plan‘ that aims to double the number of cyclists on the roads by 2028. This target is set to cost £30m and would lead to over 80,000 trips by bike made in the borough each day.

Richard Livingstone, cabinet member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality, said, “Our highways team works closely with communities across Southwark, making our roads safer, more attractive and open to a number of different users.

“It is wonderful to see them gain this esteemed recognition of their past successes and innovative future plans.”

Earlier this year, Southwark also won the Borough of the Year award at the London Transport Awards, a British Parking award for its kerbside strategy, and young transport professional awards.