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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 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 transportcommittee@london.gov.uk 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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