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LTNs for all? Mapping the extent of London’s new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Publisher: 
Active Travel Academy, Possible
Publication date: 
November 2020
Abstract: 

Low traffic neighbourhoods, or LTNs, are increasingly being used in London and other cities and countries to reduce through motor traffic in residential areas, aiming also to increase local walking and cycling. This report explains what LTNs are, what they look like, potential impacts and reasons for their introduction, and limits of this intervention. It then considers LTNs in London, and how equitably they are being introduced.

Cycling for everyone: A guide for inclusive cycling in cities and towns

Publisher: 
Sustrans, Arup
Publication date: 
July 2020
Abstract: 

This guide is designed to support people in local government and the transport sector including designers, planners, engineers, and decision makers make cycling a more inclusive activity for everyone.

Whilst our recommendations are primarily focused on the UK, they are equally applicable in cities and towns across the world.

There are many successful and truly inspiring examples where cities have made cycling more inclusive. With the right political will, investment and knowledge cycling can help people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, abilities and genders.

The BPA Traffic Regulation Orders Guide

Publisher: 
British Parking Association
Publication date: 
July 2019
Abstract: 

This Guide is intended to provide an overview of the subject. The Guide is not, and could not be, exhaustive. There is not one correct way to create all TROs, and an approach which may be suitable in one circumstance would be inappropriate in another.

This Guide forms a basis of good practice and, just as importantly, will direct practitioners towards legislation, regulations and other resources that will enable them to devise their own solutions to real-world traffic management problems. Hyperlinks to these resources are provided throughout.

Congestion ahead: a faster route is now available

Publisher: 
Possible, Active Travel Academy
Publication date: 
May 2020
Abstract: 

As lockdown eases in the UK and other countries, people are starting to go back to work. However, public transport capacity and demand are likely to be severely depressed for some time. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested that physical distancing means the public transport network would be reduced to 10% of its former capacity. In London, Transport for London have suggested a figure of 15%. Government has told people to avoid public transport if at all possible, suggesting they walk, cycle, or drive.

The Planning for Walking Toolkit

Publisher: 
Transport for London
Publication date: 
March 2020
Abstract: 

The toolkit is structured to provide planners and designers with a list of options for collecting and assessing data that can then be used to inform design decisions which impact on the walking environment across urban streets, footpaths, open spaces and physically permeable buildings and structures where people are permitted to walk.

Supplementary Guidance on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Publisher: 
Transport for London
Publication date: 
June 2020
Abstract: 

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) form a key part of the Streetspace for London programme. LTNs offer a cost-effective way of delivering safe and attractive streets for walking and cycling by preventing through traffic from using residential neighbourhoods to avoid main roads (often known as ‘rat running’), while retaining local access for residents and visitors. This can be achieved by various approaches to design to limit the movement of motor vehicles on certain streets and improving conditions for walking and cycling.

Strategic Neighbourhood Analysis

Publisher: 
Transpot for London
Publication date: 
June 2020

Cycle City Ambition Programme Interim Report - Extended Summary

Publisher: 
Technopolis / Sustrans
Publication date: 
June 2019
Abstract: 

Through the Cycle City Ambition (CCA) Programme, the Department for Transport provided £191 million capital funding grants to eight English cities, or groups of cities1, between 2013 and 2018.

Better planning, better transport, better places

Publisher: 
CIHT
Publication date: 
August 2019
Abstract: 

For the last 20 years, governments have attempted to encourage a more sustainable approach to transport within spatial planning but have made limited progress.

Car parking and traffic still dominate housingdevelopments. Sustainable access to local services is poor. Sustainable approaches to transport are largely non-existent. The way we currently travel and thecontinued growth in road traffic are damaging our health,harming our towns, and contributing to climate change.

Street Design in the UK - Pilot Survey

Publisher: 
Urban Design Group
Publication date: 
September 2018
Abstract: 

This survey has obtained a picture of street design and adoption practice in Great Britain. While there are some councils that have been reported to have lead, required or encouraged outstanding examples of street design, there is an underlying concern at a system level including:

  • Failures to adopt industry best practice in street design and the persistent use of outdated and questionable highway design standards dating from the 1960s or earlier.

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