Councils in north-west London are being urged to publish details of plans to improve travel networks in the region as part of wider initiatives by Transport for London (TfL).

Environmental and resident groups have called on Harrow and Brent Councils to outline their intentions of how streets and roads can be altered to support cyclists and pedestrians.

It comes in response to TfL’s plan to provide funding for local authorities to carry out such schemes across the capital.

As well as the environmental benefits, this is to combat the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which will affect the way people travel in the immediate future.

Brent’s Extinction Rebellion branch have been calling on the council on a daily basis asking it to publish details of the active travel plan.

It was supported by Cllr Anton Georgiou, who represents Alperton ward, who wrote to officers asking for the opportunity to pass on any resident concerns.

And the Brent Friends of Earth wrote to Brent Council’s chief executive, Carolyn Downs, outlining the need for a change of approach to travel once lockdown measures ease.

It said: “Immediate action is essential in reducing public transport to 20 per cent to enable social distancing whilst travelling.

“As you know there is funding available from TfL and we are keen that Brent secures as much funding as possible to enable the changes that are needed.”

Cllr Shama Tatler, responsible for regeneration, planning and property at Brent Council, confirmed that the council would be applying for TfL funding where it is available.

She added that active travel is a “priority” – following on from travel around schools – and the council has been working on “initial plans”.

In neighbouring Harrow, Paul Walker, corporate director at Harrow Council, said it has put forward an application for a grant and, when the outcome is known, will share details with councillors and the wider public.

He said: “Any opportunity we have to get funding from TfL we are on that immediately.

“It’s then about how we use that to make good use of our open spaces.”