Cycling Presentation by London Deputy Mayor For Transport Val Shawcross

On the 3rd August 2016 at the NLA CycleSummit Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross set out the direction that Mayor Sadiq Khan’s cycling strategy will take London. Detailed strategy will be published in November 2016. (See below for Val Shawcross Slidedeck)

Highlights from the talk included TfL’s Nigel Hardy confirming that progress is being made on planning more Cycle Superhighways: “The political will is absolutely there.”
Val Shawcross explaining that “it should be our mission to help people get more active travel into their daily routine” and a confirmation that the “intention is to increase” budget for cycling from ~£150m a year spent previously.” and this is “not just for cyclists” – it makes the environment better for everyone. Less noise, pollution etc.”
She also went on to explain the cycling is not just about movement, it’s also about driving down air pollution across our city, although no figures or proposed measures for outlining car reduction.

There was encouraging news for other parts of the country as well as Ruth Cadbury, Labour MP for Brentford explained that “The govt encouraged London to be a test bed, now we need to roll it out across the UK” although she also confirmed what most of us already knew: “It’s difficult to express the level of ambivalence we find in parliament to cycling. We have a long way to go”.

 

Slide Deck for Val Shawcross Presentation to #CycleSummit16

 

MAYOR OF LONDON


The future of cycling in London

Valerie Shawcross CBE

Deputy Mayor for Transport

3 August 2016

 

 

MAYOR OF LONDON


Our approach must deliver for London

 

  • Fairer for all
  • Better air quality
  • Safer and healthier roads
  • Improved walking experience
  • Active people

 

mayor of london cycle plan

mayor of london cycle plan

MAYOR OF LONDON


 A new vision for London…

  • Healthy Streets to cycle, walk and enjoy
  • Cleaner air; greener streets
  • Reducing the impact of motor traffic
  • Coordinating improvements for walking and cycling
The Mayor's Plan for Cycling in London

The Mayor’s Plan for Cycling in London

 

MAYOR OF LONDON


The Mayor’s manifesto pledges

Make London a World-Class Cycling City…

  • Increase the proportion of TfL’s budget spent on cycling
  • Continue the Cycle Superhighway Programme
  • Prioritise Quietways
  • Safer, cleaner lorries
  • Safer Junctions
  • More cycle parking

“My aim is to make London
a byword for cycling around
the world – with a plan to
make cycling and walking
safer and easier in the
capital.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan,

Mayor of
London

MAYOR OF LONDON


Cycling is good for London

  • Major mover of people
  • Cuts traffic emissions and noise pollution
  • Less motor traffic means a better quality of life for all
  • Improves health
  • Supports and attracts business
Cycling on Cycle Superhighway

Cycle Superhighway

MAYOR OF LONDON


Moving more people

  • Cycling is a major mover of people – in 2014, there were 645,000 cycling trips a day – that’s 20% of all Tube trips
  • Victoria Embankment and Blackfriars Road corridors are now moving many more people per hour than they did before the cycle tracks were built
  • At the busiest times, bikes make up 70% of all traffic on Blackfriars Bridge.
Blackfriars Cyclists

Blackfriars Cyclists

MAYOR OF LONDON


Building on whats worked well

  • 30km of Superhighways now open
  • Mini-Holland projects making good progress
  • 50 million cycle hire trips now completed
  • First Quietway now open
  • 24,000 children trained to cycle safely last year
  • Cycling is safer than ever

…but we need to do a lot more

Mini Holland Scheme

Mini Holland Scheme

 

MAYOR OF LONDON


Cycling Target

Cycling Target Infrastructure

MAYOR OF LONDON


Cycling Target

Cycling Target Infrastructure

MAYOR OF LONDON


Cycling Target

Cycling Target Infrastructure

MAYOR OF LONDON


Learn the lessons of earlier schemes

We need to:

  • Better coordinate roadworks and mitigate their impact
  • Consider more evening working
  • Mitigate the impact of schemes on buses
  • Listen more to the public – reducing the ‘bikelash’ for cycling schemes
  • Integrate cycling into wider transport improvements
Cycle Superhighway Construction Works

Cycle Superhighway Construction Works

MAYOR OF LONDON


We will deliver Healthy Streets by…

  • Appointing a new Walking and Cycling Commissioner
  • Publishing a new Healthy Streets Vision in the autumn
  • Delivering more high-quality Cycle
  • Superhighways and Quietways & Safer Junctions
  • Transforming Oxford Street
  • Town centre active travel schemes
  • Setting a new Direct Vision standard for Lorries
  • Setting out a new approach to road safety
Embankment Hire Bikes

Embankment Hire Bikes

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