Bexley Cycling Group
Part of London Cycling Campaign focussed on issues within London Borough of Bexley (highlighted) and neighbouring boroughs, eg Greewich, Bromley and Dartford.
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Goverment Review of HWC
A discussion about the Dept for Transport's new Call for Evidence about changing the law regarding e-scooters and other similar vehicles. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873363/future-of-transport-regulatory-review-call-for-evidence.pdf
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Proposed changes to junction to aid W=E movement for Quietway, has questionable impact on rides on N=S route and those joining / leaving Quietway. Present layout shown in google satellite in 'photo' above. Drawing of new layout in link below, Consultation notice here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qZW5AML3rZIVjmv3BMFL6f7mHhmbq5Xz .
Note eastern arm of junction is not public highway, but two adjacent driveways, one (generally open) leading to church; other with gate at present closed to vehicles, and separate narrow pedestrian gate, generally open for walkers and riders - see streetview image (not provided).
Not clear that there is an explicit consultation for this.
LIP link attached.
Discussion thread added. level. This is known as a Local Implementation Plan. A Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is a statutory document prepared under Section 145 of the GLA Act. It represents a borough’s own transport strategy and is reviewed on an annual basis.
This is the third LIP prepared by Havering and it aligns with the MTS published in March 2018 for the period up to 2041. The draft LIP explains how the borough will implement the transport elements of the draft London Plan, the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and other relevant Mayoral strategies. The draft LIP also takes into account Havering’s own plans and strategies, particularly the Havering Local Plan submitted in March 2018, and sets out the long term vision for transport in Havering up to 2041.
The Council is undertaking a consultation exercise to seek the views of the public, local businesses and other interested parties. Responses will be taken into account when drafting the final LIP3 document to be submitted to TfL in early 2019.
please email the Transportation Planning team: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
The Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is a statutory document, required by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, which sets out how we intend to implement the Mayor's Transport Strategy (MTS) within the borough.
Each borough has to produce a Local Implementation Plan which must be approved by the Mayor.
We are consulting on our third Local Implementation Plan for Transport (LIP3). This sets out the borough's approach to transport, including our ambition to improve road safety and reduce road danger, and investment priorities for both the next three years as well as in the longer term to 2041 at a more strategic level.
Bromley's LIP3 sets out how the council will deliver and work with partners such as rail operators to deliver an efficient and high quality transport network that safely supports borough residents, visitors to the borough for work and leisure and the borough's economy.
Bromley's population is expected to increase, with the level of population growth presenting challenges for the borough's transport networks. If this growth in demand for travel were to be accompanied by an equal growth in car use, congestion would get worse, with slower journeys for residents and businesses and a probable deterioration in air quality. To accommodate the projected increase in demand for travel, we need to make the most efficient use of the capacity we have on our transport networks. Given this, the LIP3 outlines the borough's priorities, which include improving road safety by reducing collisions and casualties on the roads, making it easier to walk and choose to cycle, reducing congestion and working with partner organisations to deliver new public transport connectivity such as between the borough's main centres and for example Canary Wharf.
This Consultation Draft Third Local Implementation Plan (Draft LIP) for Bexley sets out the proposed strategies that will form the basis for improvements to the local transport system until 2041, and how the Council will work towards achieving the Mayor’s Transport Strategy goals of:
Healthy Streets and healthy people
A good public transport experience
New homes and jobs.
The Draft LIP also includes transport-related objectives, a three-year Delivery Plan and Programme of Investment covering 2019/20 to 2021/22, and monitoring arrangements.
The Council is undertaking a consultation exercise to seek the views of the public, local businesses and other interested parties and responses will be taken into account when drafting the final LIP document to be submitted to TfL early in 2019.
A copy of the Draft LIP can be viewed or downloaded - Consultation Draft Third Local Implementation Plan (PDF, 8.7MB)
Views or comments should be sent to the Transportation Planning team by emailing email@example.com
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
From the DfT:
As part of the Transport Investment Strategy, the government committed to creating a Major Road Network (MRN).
This consultation asks for views on:
how to define the MRN
the role that local, regional and national bodies will play in the MRN investment programme
which schemes will be eligible for MRN funding
A new MRN would help deliver the following objectives:
support economic growth and rebalancing
support housing delivery
support all road users
support the Strategic Road Network
The creation of an MRN will allow for dedicated funding from the National Roads Fund to be used to improve this middle tier of our busiest and most economically important local authority ‘A’ roads.