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  • Six new routes

    Created by Simon Parker // 1 thread

    Green light for development of six new cycle routes across London TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis identified the top 25 connections where new cycling infrastructure is required to enable more people to cycle. Further work between TfL and the boroughs has identified these six routes as the initial routes to take forward to the design stage. The routes will extend from Tottenham in the north, to Peckham in the south, and from Barking in the east, to Willesden Junction in the west, "helping to create a pan-London network of high-quality cycle routes". The new routes are, it is claimed, an important further step in making the investment required to achieve the Mayor's aim, set out in the draft Mayor's Transport Strategy, of 80 per cent of journeys being made by foot, bike or public transport by 2041. TfL and the boroughs will now begin design work on: Lea Bridge to Dalston (3) This 3km route would link the City and Waltham Forest by filling the gap between Lea Bridge Road and Cycle Superhighway 1 at Dalston Ilford to Barking Riverside (10) This 8km route would link two bustling outer London town centres and a major growth area with up to 10,800 new homes and a new London Overground connection – while enhancing access to the Elizabeth line and London Overground services Hackney to the Isle of Dogs (5) This 8km route would stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Canary Wharf, Mile End and Victoria Park Rotherhithe to Peckham (12) This 4km route would link Peckham with key and growing destinations such as Canada Water and Surrey Quays, and connect up other cycling routes such as Quietway 1 and the proposed Cycle Superhighway 4 Tottenham Hale to Camden (2) This 8km route would connect major town centres and will cover seven junctions identified as being among the 73 with the worst safety records Wembley to Willesden Junction This 5km route would be north-west London’s first major cycle route, connecting Wembley, Stonebridge Park and Willesden Junction. Future sections will connect to planned infrastructure in west London such as CS9 and CS10. The Mayor is also committed to providing a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for pedestrians and cyclists, which ultimately could link the proposed cycle routes between Hackney and Peckham to create a continuous 12km cycle route. An initial review of the recent consultation on the proposed Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf Crossing showed strong support for the project. TfL is still analysing all the responses and will be announcing the full results of the consultation in the coming months. Sadiq Khan said: "I've committed to invest record amounts in making cycling easier and safer for Londoners, and I'm delighted that work is now beginning on designing the next generation of high-quality cycle routes across the capital. "Working closely with the boroughs, we’re providing new routes in both inner and outer London, including in areas that haven’t previously seen serious investment in cycling infrastructure."

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  • New London Plan 2017

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London.gov.uk says: What is the new London Plan? The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city. It's a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London. The current 2016 consolidation Plan is still the adopted Development Plan. However the Draft London Plan is a material consideration in planning decisions. It gains more weight as it moves through the process to adoption, however the weight given to it is a matter for the decision maker. Consultation on the draft London Plan Consultation on this plan is open. Comments will be publicly available. After the consultation, comments are reviewed by an inspector and you may be called in to discuss comments at the Examination in Public. What is an Examination in Public? At the end of the consultation period your comments will be reviewed by the independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the Examination in Public for the London Plan. You may be invited to discuss your comments at the Examination in Public. All comments will be made available to the public at the end of the consultation period. The legal provisions for the London Plan are in Part VIII of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999 (as amended) in sections 334 to 341. The Examination in Public is covered in Section 338.

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  • London Assembly cycling infrastructure investigation

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London Assembly says: Our investigation Over recent years, TfL policy has increasingly focused on the construction of physical cycling infrastructure on London’s roads. A change in direction towards more segregated infrastructure followed our report in 2012 recommending this approach. Our investigation will cover the full range of cycling infrastructure in London, with a particular focus on: Cycle Superhighways: a form of cycle lane, designed to make cycling safer by helping keep cyclists away from general traffic, and offer direct and continuous cycling on major routes. Quietways: a network of cycle routes that link key destinations, improving safety and convenience through small-scale interventions. Mini-Hollands: TfL schemes to invest neighbourhood-level improvements in walking and cycling, involving a range of interventions in each area. Cycle parking: provision of parking spaces on-street, at stations or in dedicated parking facilities. It is important that TfL is able to establish the effectiveness of the infrastructure it installs on London’s roads. We are concerned that to date there has been no comprehensive study of the new infrastructure’s impact on cycling safety, modal share and other road users. Questions to answer: 1. What progress on new cycling infrastructure has been made under Sadiq Khan, and what are his long-term plans? 2. Has TfL resolved the problems that delayed some cycling schemes under the previous Mayor? 3. Has segregation delivered the anticipated benefits on the Cycle Superhighways? How many cyclists are using these routes? 4. To what extent has segregation had negative consequences for other road users and, if necessary, how can this be mitigated? 5. Have Quietways delivered their anticipated benefits? How many cyclists are using them? 6. What are the differences in infrastructure between inner and outer London? How can TfL ensure infrastructure in different areas is sufficient and appropriate to the location? 7. How will TfL’s new ‘Strategic Cycling Analysis’ help determine where and how to invest in infrastructure? 8. How appropriate is the 400-metre target set in the draft Transport Strategy? Can we equate proximity with access? 9. Is TfL’s approach to public engagement working effectively to improve scheme designs and meet stakeholder needs? 10. Are Londoners sufficiently aware of the cycling infrastructure available to them, and how can awareness be increased? 11. How is TfL using infrastructure to attract a more diverse range of people to cycle in London? 12. Is there sufficient cycle parking in London, and is it in the right locations? 13. How are the lessons of the Mini-Hollands and other previous cycling schemes being applied elsewhere? 14. Should cycling infrastructure be oriented toward longer-distance commuting journeys, or more localised trips?

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  • London Assembly Transport Committee Bus network design, safety

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London Assembly said: "Buses are the busiest form of public transport in London. The city has 675 bus routes, with around 9,000 buses in operation and over 19,000 bus stops. Approximately 2.5 billion bus passenger trips are made every year, around double the number made on London Underground. "TfL commissions private operators to run bus services in London, awarding seven-year contracts to operate bus routes. Although bus safety (in terms of casualty numbers) has improved over recent years, there was a spike in bus collision fatalities in 2015. "The London Assembly Transport Committee is investigating two aspects of bus services in London: Network Design and Safety."

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  • Mayor's Transport Strategy

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Draft Mayor's Transport Strategy 2017 On June 21 Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published a draft of the Mayor's Transport Strategy. The document sets out the Mayor’s policies and proposals to reshape transport in London over the next 25 years. About the strategy Transport has the potential to shape London, from the streets Londoners live, work and spend time on, to the Tube, rail and bus services they use every day. By using the Healthy Streets Approach to prioritise human health and experience in planning the city, the Mayor wants to change London’s transport mix so the city works better for everyone. Three key themes are at the heart of the strategy. 1. Healthy Streets and healthy people Creating streets and street networks that encourage walking, cycling and public transport use will reduce car dependency and the health problems it creates. 2. A good public transport experience Public transport is the most efficient way for people to travel over distances that are too long to walk or cycle, and a shift from private car to public transport could dramatically reduce the number of vehicles on London’s streets. 3. New homes and jobs More people than ever want to live and work in London. Planning the city around walking, cycling and public transport use will unlock growth in new areas and ensure that London grows in a way that benefits everyone.

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