Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital get £128,400 to create a low emission neighbourhood in Homerton

Homerton Hospital

Homerton Hospital - Credit: Archant

Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital Trust have been handed £128,400 to cut down on air pollution.

Hospital staff are set to trial electric vehicles, and electric charging points will be installed across the hospital site in Homerton Row with the money from the London Mayor’s business air quality fund.

Walking routes to Hackney Central and Homerton Stations will be improved and more cycle parking will be installed to encourage more people to cycle to the hospital in what is set to become a business low emission neighbourhood (LEN).

The council’s transport chief Cllr Feryal Demirci said: “The Homerton is one of the biggest employers in Hackney, with thousands of people travelling to and from the site every day.”

She added: “We will use this funding to help reduce the number of polluting vehicles driven in the area around the hospital and enable people to switch to zero emission modes of transport.”