Transport for London (TfL) have an ambitious target to increase the amount of cycling in London to 1.5 million cycle journeys per day by 2026. Strong progress has been made towards this target in recent years – cycling levels have more than doubled since 2001. TfL are working with London Boroughs and County Councils to deliver a range of initiatives to encourage and enable more cycling in London, including:
New Cycle Superhighways and Quietways.
Investment in local areas and town centres through the Mini-Hollands programme.
More improvements to Santander Cycles.
Thousands of new cycle parking spaces.
Support for behaviour change by offering free, tailored cycle skills training.
To encourage walking in the Capital, TfL are investing in London’s streets to make them more attractive places to walk.
It is important that all vulnerable road users are considered during the design and implementation process to maintain and encourage walking and cycling.
The roadworks patrol is collaboration between cycle groups, local communities, highway authorities and contractors which supplies an active experience to better understand the issues vulnerable road users are faced with on a daily basis.
We at Traffic Management London have been working with TfL and have been involved in some ride outs to learn how we as TM contractors can be more aware of how we look at, and design TM. We hope to ensure everyone can safely pass through temporary set ups. This can be achieved by looking differently at how we not just design but also set up our TM.
We will continue to work with TfL and other groups to increase our understanding and knowledge to help us implement these thoughts to our teams. It is our intension to pass what we learn on to our clients so as to spread the knowledge we gain throughout the industry and to hopefully make positive changes for all.