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Safer, Greener, Healthier towns

In Phase One of our programme, we have been working with other district councils in Essex to implement on-street measures designed to make city/town centre public spaces safer for people during the Covid-19 crisis.

Called ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’, the schemes aim to provide bigger, safer spaces in key locations for city centre shoppers, residents, workers and visitors to social distance. These safety improvements were funded by national government from the Active Travel Fund Phase One as part of the national response to the Covid-19 situation

These safety improvements were funded by national government from the Active Travel Fund Phase One as part of the national response to the Covid-19 situation, designed to allow people more space to social distance as people move around the city centre.

Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one and planned as part of phase two.
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one and planned as part of phase two.
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one and planned as part of phase two.
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one and planned as part of phase two.
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one and planned as part of phase two.
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one
Details of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one
Questions and Answers about Safer, Greener, Healthier measures introduced in phase one

More information

You can read the Department for Transport’s ‘Guidance for Safer Public Places during Covid-19.

Read the Department for Transport’s Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities for reallocating roadspace in response to Covid-19.

Read Essex County Council’s related highways press releases.

Smarter Travel for Essex - Travelling to work post COVID-19 (PDF, 560KB) advice and guidance for businesses and employees on travel options post Covid-19. This guide sets out Essex County council’s latest safe travel advice for businesses planning to reopen or return to work now (July 2020) and in the medium to longer term. 

Guidance for placing of Covid-19 ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’ stencilling / tape / stick on / notices / posters on the public highway

We have provided guidance in the documents section below for Borough / City / District / Parish / Town Councils, shop owners, and high street management teams to follow, for placing stencilling / tape / stick on / notices / posters on or over the public highway in Essex during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the highway authority, Essex County Council will only accept items that meet this guidance.