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Redbridge’s first mobility hub to be installed in South Woodford

Shot-1The mobility hub parklet will measure approximately 10m x 2m, with silver birch – or similar – trees planted alongside the seating areas

South Woodford is set to receive the borough’s first mobility hub as part of Redbridge Council’s efforts to reduce emissions from vehicles.

“Mobility hubs are small-scale transport hubs that make it easy to change from one mode of transport to another. The aim is to support the transition to cleaner cars, and provide access to electric car club vehicles for those who do not want to own a car but want to use a zero-emission vehicle when they choose to drive,” said a spokesperson.

The hub – which will be installed outside Tipi Coffee Co, 117 George Lane, South Woodford – will include a bay for an electric car club vehicle, an electric vehicle charging point and a parklet containing a water fountain, seating facilities, cycle parking and planters.

Installation of the hub is scheduled for this autumn.

The Leader of Redbridge Council, Councillor Jas Athwal, added: “As a council, we are continually looking at ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and create a better, healthier environment for future generations. This is yet another excellent example of how we are embracing new and exciting green initiatives, paving the way for the era of electric vehicles that we will all soon experience. This is a great project for South Woodford and one that I’m sure residents will warmly welcome. I look forward to seeing it once it is up and running later this year.”

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