Things tagged 'consultation'

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43 issues found for 'consultation':

  • Consultation on Quieter Neighbourhood for Connaught Gdns N13

    Created by Clare Rogers // 1 thread

    Enfield Council are consulting on these Quieter Neighbourhood treatments for the Connaught Gardens residential area. They include one-way streets with contraflow for bikes, 'point no-entries', sinusoidal speed humps and width restrictions to filter out HGVs.

    The measures are based on residents' workshops which took place in 2013/14, a more recent perception survey and traffic surveys.

    Hazelwood Lane, Connaught Gardens and Callard Ave form the main rat run through the area between the A105, Hedge Lane and the A406. No measures are being proposed for these streets. Hazelwood School is on Hazelwood Lane and residents report chaos at school run times, with conflict between parents trying to drive past each other on this narrow road, and sometimes mounting the pavement. The school operates a 'drop, wave and go' policy - children are dropped from the car and the parent drives off without parking, while teachers escort the children into the school.

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  • London Assembly investigation: Walking & Cycling at Outer London Junctions

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    London Assembly says:

    Our investigation
    What different approaches could TfL and London boroughs take to improve junctions and increase walking and cycling in Outer London?

    Small pockets of improvement don’t change the fact that most London streets are dominated by traffic and noise. They are hostile places even to step out into for a pint of milk.

    On behalf of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Caroline Russell AM is investigating how our streets and junctions can become more people-friendly.

    Get involved
    There are a number of specific questions the Committee is seeking to answer. Please address any questions where you have relevant views and information to share, and feel free to cover any other issues you would like the Committee to consider.

    Are there lessons to be learned from previous junction improvements?

    How can we enable more people to walk and cycle?

    How can we make our streets and junctions less hostile to people getting around by bike and on foot?

    How do you get all road users on board?

    Please email by August 11 and share the investigation on Twitter using #OuterLondonJunctions

    Key Facts
    The Mayor and TfL are promoting walking and cycling as a form of active travel and a way to reduce health inequalities - however, currently, over 40 percent of Londoners fall short of the recommended 150 minutes of activity per week.

    TfL research has found that people who live in Outer London tend to walk less than those who live in Inner London. Public transport coverage is lower and car ownership is higher in Outer London, with cars making up a larger share of journeys. In particular, people who live in Outer London are less likely to walk children to school, walk to see friends or relatives, and walk to pubs, restaurants and cinemas.

    In 2015:
    53 percent of Inner Londoners walked at least five journeys a week, compared to 35 percent of Outer Londoners
    47 percent of Inner Londoners walked as part of longer journeys on other forms of transport at least five times a week, compared to 41 percent of Outer Londoners

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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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  • 'School street' consultation for Tile Kiln Lane N13

    Created by Clare Rogers // 0 threads

    Enfield council are consulting on this proposal to ban traffic at school run hours on Tile Kiln Lane to benefit those attending Oakthorpe primary school. A zebra crossing on Chequers Way is also proposed.

    As campaigners we are delighted that one of our Better Streets for Enfield 'asks' has been heard. There was a petition by a parent at this school some months ago asking for safer crossings so that has clearly been taken into account.

    We would like to hear from people who know the area well.

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  • TfL consultation: A406 crossing at Palmerston Road N13

    Created by Clare Rogers // 1 thread

    The proposed changes by TfL are on their website here:

    Some initial thoughts are:

    1) The staggered crossing already makes crossing by bike or on foot slow and unpleasant, with a long wait on the island where air quality is bad. A one-stage crossing would be far preferable. This is a route used by families on their way to school.

    On this point, I've noticed that when there is a green light to cross the A406 eastbound, westbound traffic seems to be held at the A105 lights - so it is sometimes possible to cross the whole road if you ignore the red signal on the westbound side. Surely therefore this could be converted to a green signal all the way across without delaying traffic?

    2) A modal filter where Palmerston Road meets the A406 would make that section of the route much safer and more attractive for walking and cycling.

    3) A wider point worth making: If Palmerston Road is part of Quietway 10, then surely more than one filter is necessary along its length to make it low-traffic and low-speed. Currently cycling on it is stressful, as a narrow road where drivers may be impatient at being behind a bike. Filtering would improve it both as a cycling route and for residents. This is especially important given that there are no plans to provide safe space for cycling on Green Lanes south of Palmerston Crescent, so filtering Palmerston Road could create a safe route for commuter cycling which currently doesn't exist.

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  • Barnet Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document consultation

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The council is consulting on a Draft Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).The term Green Infrastructure refers to all the green and blue spaces around our towns and cities. Green spaces are hedgerows, woodlands areas, orchards and natural grasslands. Blue areas link to water related environmental spaces. Once adopted, this document will be used to give guidance when deciding planning applications. It will also be used to inform the Green Infrastructure policies included within the Barnet Local Plan.

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  • Barnet Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2021

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Barnet Council say:


    ...So that we can continue to improve air quality across the borough we have produced a new draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017- 2022 (AQAP) which is also part of the council’s duty to contribute to London Local Air Quality Management.

    This new plan builds on our previous plan and outlines the steps the council will take from 2017 to 2022 to improve air quality across the borough. The plan gives details on how the council will:

    - continue to meet its statutory obligations for managing air quality;
    - work across many council services and with partners to minimise emissions from transport, existing buildings, and new developments, including Brent Cross and other regeneration projects within the borough;
    - continue to raise awareness of air quality issues to the public and encourage residents to do their bit to reduce levels of pollution and raise awareness of the importance to reduce their exposure to poor air quality; and
    - work in partnership with others to press for more action to be taken at all levels of government.

    We are now consulting with residents on the contents and the actions we have identified in our draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2022. To find out more about our proposals please take the time to read the full Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2021 here.

    Why We Are Consulting

    Our draft Air Quality Action Plan will ensure we can continue to monitor how we are doing and sets out clear targets on what we want to achieve by 2022.

    Before we finalise the draft plan we want to give residents the opportunity to have their say to ensure the plan is appropriate for all our local communities.

    The consultation is open to everyone and asks your views on the overall document, its actions and how we can all support this work.

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  • Worcesters Primary School proposed junction improvements

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Enfield council says: "Worcester's Primary School has recently completed building works so that it can accommodate 630 pupils, plus 30 nursery places and the continued use of the Children Centre. The volume of pedestrian and vehicle traffic has increased as a result of this expansion and recent surveys highlight the risk of conflicts at the junction of Goat Lane and Garnault Road. Based on our observations and as part of the Council's policy on promoting sustainable travel, the Council proposes a number of measures."

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  • Forest Road - Palmerston Road to Hoe Street

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Broadly this is a plan for fully segregated tracks on both sides of the road between Palmerston Road e17 and Hoe Street E17. It is the third Forest Road consultation and further detail can be found on the Commonplace website. Previous consultation results may be found on the microsite.
    This introduction from the Commonplace consultation website:
    "Creating a safer environment
    Results from our perception survey in May 2015 showed that 80 per cent of people who took part felt that some parts of Forest Road felt unsafe. To address this, we want to make a number of road safety improvements, to help you get about more easily."

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  • Highams Park Town Centre Mini-Holland consultation

    Created by Paul Gasson // 1 thread

    From the commonplace introduction:

    "Waltham Forest is changing and we want you to be part of it. Thanks to a funding pot of £27 million from Transport for London, we’re delivering the Mini-Holland Programme to make our streets fit for everyone to use, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport or drive.

    The Highams Park Town Centre scheme area has over 6,500 addresses and includes the area framed by North Circular Road, Hatch Lane, Woodford New Road and other minor roads. We want to make it easier for you to walk and cycle local journeys should you choose to. We also want to improve the look and feel of the area, making it an even more enjoyable place, boosting business and giving residents a sense of pride in their community."

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  • Forest Road Proposals

    Created by Paul Gasson // 2 threads

    Waltham Forest is changing and we want you to be part of it. Thanks to a funding pot of £27 million from Transport for London, we’re delivering the Mini-Holland Programme to make our streets fit for everyone to use, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport or drive.

    The Mini-Holland Programme is about making our streets work for everyone and our borough a better place to live, work and travel. By creating designated space for cycling, creating routes that better connect our town centres and redesigning some of our public areas, we want to help cut down unnecessary traffic outside your home, and provide safer and healthier travel options so that people enjoy living and spending time in the borough.

    Between 2010 and 2014 there were 181 collisions on Forest Road and air pollution in Waltham Forest is on the increase. At peak times of the day, we have up to 6,000 extra cars on our borough’s roads due to the school run making our roads more congested than ever before. We need to do something about this so that everyone can get from A to B easily and safely.

    What’s planned for Forest Road?

    The Mini-Holland Programme is made up of a network of walking and cycling routes, one of which is Forest Road. These routes aim to better connect areas within the borough such as our town centres and residential areas, making it easier for people to walk and cycle for local journeys. The routes also help connect Waltham Forest to our neighbouring boroughs, attracting visitors and boosting business for our local economy.

    Forest Road is a busy route used by up to 17,000 vehicles daily, and is home to around 3,600 residents and 340 businesses. It’s a key route in Waltham Forest connecting Woodford New Road to Ferry Lane, and is already an important walking and cycling route that helps people get to key places like the William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Walthamstow Wetlands and other local facilities.

    Over the last few years Forest Road has seen a 56 per cent increase in people cycling to get around. To make this road safer for all road users we’re planning to make the following improvements:

    Upgrade all major junctions
    Improve and create new pedestrian and cycle crossings to make the area safer and more accessible to people who walk and cycle
    Upgrade and relocate bus stops to bring bus facilities up to Transport for London’s standards and make it easier for disabled people and people with push chairs to get on and off buses
    Introduce new blended ‘Copenhagen’ crossings at all side road junctions, giving pedestrians a continuous pavement rather than a traditional kerb that they need to wait at before crossing the side road. These crossings encourage vehicles to slow down when entering and exiting the side road, ensuring that pedestrians or people cycling have right of way, as per the Highway Code
    Create segregated cycle lanes which create separate, designated space for cycling – making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road
    Invest in new public spaces, making Forest Road more enjoyable to use, and benefitting residents, businesses and visitors to the area.

    Also, with Walthamstow Wetlands due to open in spring 2017, we will work with Haringey Council to improve the overall environment of Forest Road between Ferry Lane and Blackhorse Road junction.

    Walthamstow Wetlands will offer access to 200 hectare of unique wetland nature reserve land and is predicted to attract 250,000 visitors a year. This investment to Walthamstow Wetlands will significantly benefit residents and visitors to both Waltham Forest and Haringey.

    We’ll also improve the cycle connection between Blackhorse Road junction and Tottenham Hale, making the area more accessible for the 250,000 people predicted to visit Walthamstow Wetlands yearly.

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  • Billet Road E17

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The Council has successfully secured funding from Transport for London (TfL) to improve safety for all road users along the whole length of Billet Road. In the last 5 years a total of 62 accidents which involved injuries and fatalities were recorded making this a particular unsafe area within the Borough. The scheme aims to reduce accidents along the road whilst improving the overall safety for all road users.
    In September and October 2015, we sent a survey to local people asking them to identify problems along the road and to tell us what they would like to see to help improve road safety. The results of the survey showed that people were most concerned about crossing the road, getting around the area and not feeling safe when travelling along the road.
    The top improvements people would like to see were; slower traffic, safer crossing points, protected cycle lanes and better pavements.
    We also asked Emergency Services about the issues they faced and what they would like to see to help improve road safety.

    Based on the results of the survey and the feedback from Emergency Services we have
    developed a set of proposals that aim to make improvements for all road users:
    • Bus stop improvements to provide better access for passengers including disabled users.
    • Improve and raise the existing zebra and signal crossings.
    • A new raised zebra crossing on Billet Road near Cecil Road.
    • 20mph speed limit along Billet Road.
    • Better and energy efficient street lighting.
    • Tree planting and footway resurfacing along the road.
    • A new raised road table at Billet Road’s junction with Guildway to reduce traffic speed.
    • Two-way, fully segregated east and west cycle track.
    • New ‘floating’ style bus stop to improve safety for cyclists and bus passengers.
    • Raised areas at junctions that prioritise pedestrians and slow traffic down.
    • De-cluterring of street furniture such as removing redundant posts and signs along Billet Road and side road entrances.
    • Parking bays relocated at certain unsafe locations along the road to be converted to
    segregated cycle track. New parking bays will be provided nearby.
    • Various waiting and loading restriction at locations of concern to improve road safety
    and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
    • Anti-skid surface to help prevent vehicles from skidding.
    Please note there are also a number of locations on the road where future improvements works will be happening outside of this scheme. These are highlighted as ‘future improvement works’ on the plan.

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  • A1010 South Enfield Mini-Holland

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    These pages are publicly viewable and for cyclists to discuss consultation responses. Always make sure you *also* respond to the public consultation at its site too!

    Enfield council says:

    This is a unique opportunity for Enfield to transform the look and feel of this vital local road for the benefit of the whole community, whether they cycle or not. It will improve the urban realm, slow and calm traffic in busy town centres and make conditions for cycling and pedestrians much safer. The scheme aims to encourage more people to walk and cycle, reducing the many short car journeys around our community. See details below for more information on the scheme.

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