Information from national government
The Moment of Change guidance is a comprehensive toolkit to support local authorities in the design, implementation and evaluation of behaviour change programmes which promote an active return to work as we adapt to the pandemic. Helping to steer local revenue investment through the Capability Fund, it is targeted to those local authorities who may have done very little or no workplace travel behaviour change over the last few years due to funding limitations, but there are tips and case studies that will interest all authorities.
The Healthy Streets Design Check is a spreadsheet tool for designers to score existing streets and proposed designs against the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators. This objective scoring system supports designers in applying Local Transport Note 1/20 and balancing the needs of people walking, cycling and spending time on streets. This tool has been developed with practitioners from across the country to ensure it is applicable on streets across England. Once familiar with the tool, it will take less than 30 minutes to complete. The results are easy to share with decision makers and the public to show the benefits of proposed changes. For training on how to use this tool contact email@example.com
Colourful Crossings – Transport for All – Oct 2021
Across the UK we are seeing more and more examples of ‘colourful crossings’, where the pedestrian crossing on the road is painted over with brightly coloured, often abstract, artistic designs. We have significant concerns about the safety and accessibility of these schemes.
Park Active – British Parking Association – Sept 2021
Park Active is designed to support and complement the wider delivery of active travel by the UK Government, as detailed in Gear Change, its bold vision for cycling and walking, The initiative aims to improve public health, reduce congestion, bring down pollution levels and provide support for high streets and city centres across the entire community.
Effective parking management is at the heart of enabling many active travel sites. Park Active aims to provide a framework to enable active travel options that are tailored to local needs and positively contribute to the success of a long-term sustainable strategy. Park Active is led by the British Parking Association with input from stakeholders and support from the UK Government and wants to mobilise the parking community behind the initiative as a part of the Positive Parking Agenda.
Cities and towns across the UK have taken part in a survey and pilot schemes designed to demonstrate the feasibility of Park Active. This has resulted in a national framework and guidance to enable the implementation of Park Active sites anywhere.
Cycling by Design – Transport Scotland – Sept 2021
Cycling by Design is the updated “how to guide” for designers and planners across Scotland who are working on cycling infrastructure provision. It brings into one easy place learning from projects delivered in Scotland, the UK, and further afield. The learning spans the last ten years and looks at projects in both rural and urban environmentsNew round of Air Quality Grants for local authorities opens to benefit communities and reduce the impact of polluted air on people’s health
Air quality grant programme – DEFRA- Sept 2021
New round of Air Quality Grants for local authorities opens to benefit communities and reduce the impact of polluted air on people’s health
GET IT – Gender Equality Toolkit In Transport – Future Transport Visions Group (FTVG)
What is the toolkit vision?
To inform transport professionals how the work that they do and the decisions that they make impact women’s mobility and to provide a resource to encourage them to be gender responsive, to ultimately create gender inclusive transport systems!
Do inclusive transport strategies really consider the needs of all?- July 2021 – Lucy Marstrand-Taussig -Transport Xtra
Describing children as ‘vulnerable road users’ shifts the focus to the potential victim – we need to recognise that vulnerability is largely created by the physical environment, attitudes and laws, writes Lucy Marstrand-Taussig
Place based carbon calculator- June 2021 – Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions
The Place-Based Carbon Calculator (www.carbon.place) is a free tool that maps the carbon footprint of every neighbourhood in England. The purpose of the tool is to provide a resource for local government and community organisations to help them plan and enact the changes that are needed to meet net-zero goals and their own climate emergency declarations
Standards for public cycle parking- June 2021 – Bicycle Association and the Cycle Rail Working Group
The standard is intended to enable people purchasing, installing and managing public cycle parking to procure products and installations which are:
“Public cycle parking” refers to cycle parking used by the general public, at facilities operated by either the private or public sector.
Micromobility Parking: Literature Review- June 2021 – London Cycling Campaign
This literature review looks at the scope and scale of parking requirements needed to accommodate a growing and ever more diverse range of micromobility forms. We examine the facilities required for new micromobilities such as shared e-scooters and e-bikes as well as adapted cycles, traditional bicycles and e-cargo bikes.
Road accidents and safety statistics – June 2021 – DfT
Statistics and data about reported accidents and casualties on public roads in Great Britain.
Active Travel: getting people back to work safely – June 2021 – Business in the Community
This Active Travel: Getting people back to work safely toolkit, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities in promoting active travel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressure to respond to the climate emergency. It also includes the latest examples of best practice from leading responsible businesses.
National Travel Attitudes Survey : Wave 5 – May 2021
“Off-road and segregated cycle paths (55%), safer roads (53%) and well-maintained road surfaces for cycling (49%) were chosen most often when Wave 5 respondents (who didn’t state that cycling is impossible for them due to their disability) were asked about things that would encourage them to cycle more.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of the sample support the creation of dedicated cycle lanes in their local area, even if this means less road space for cars.”
All Articles tagged low traffic neighbourhood- Findings.com – May 2021
Stakeholder engagement in an emergency: Lessons from low-traffic neighbourhoods – Local Government Association – May 2021
To help draw out some of the key lessons from the EATF programme, the LGA commissioned experts from the University of Westminster and Fern Consulting to undertake independent research.
Multimillion-pound investment to inspire children to walk to school – May 2021
Initiative promoting the health and environmental benefits of walking to school for children and their families receives £2.1 million funding.
Greener Miles: how government and business can work together to reduce emissions from the commute
– CBI/KPMG – April 2021
New CBI and KPMG report outlines key steps that employers and government can take to help more commuters make climate conscious choices about how they travel to work
Travel demand management toolkit for local authorities
– DfT – March 2021
Help for local authorities in England outside London to manage a range of pressures on their transport networks during times of higher demand or reduced capacity.
How to talk to people about the future of their streets
– London Cycling Campaign and Urban Movement – July 2020
The guide: “How To Talk To People About The Future Of Their Streets” is aimed at practitioners, councillors and everyone involved in reshaping our city streets, to help them engage and consult with their communities better.
Low traffic neighbourhoods and population health – BMJ – February 2021
We urgently need to transition to healthier and more environmentally sustainable travel patterns, and low traffic neighbourhoods may substantially contribute to this goal. Resistance means, however, that such measures are not guaranteed to be implemented or stay in place. Avoiding the damage of a car based recovery will require bravery and a commitment to evidence based decision making from policy makers, supported by strong advocacy from civil society groups. BMJ 2021;372:n443
Switching to sustainable transport: a rapid evidence assessment – DfT – NatCen Social Research – February 2021
This rapid review used a systematic and transparent approach to select 30 articles for relevance and methodological rigour.
It aimed to answer the following questions:
The Impact of introducing low traffic neighbourhoods on road traffic injuries- Transport Findings – January 2021
We examine the impact on road traffic injuries of introducing low traffic neighbourhoods in Waltham Forest, London. Using Stats19 police data 2012-2019, we find a three-fold decline in number of injuries inside low traffic neighbourhoods after implementation, relative to the rest of Waltham Forest and the rest of Outer London. We further estimate that walking, cycling, and driving all became approximately 3-4 times safer per trip. There was no evidence that injury numbers changed on boundary roads. Our findings suggest that low traffic neighbourhoods reduce injury risks across all modes inside the neighbourhood, without negative impacts at the boundary.
Pave the way- Transport for All- January 2021
This report presents the findings from our six months of in depth research into the impacts of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods on disabled people. It starts with an introduction to the topic, followed by a chapter on the methods we used and then chapters discussing our findings. We finish by presenting our recommendations and solutions.
DfT Public Opinion Survey on traffic and road use Nov 2020
In May 2020 the Emergency Active Travel Fund was announced. The scheme aims to get more people to travel on foot and bike and helps mitigate public transport capacity constraints due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements. It supports local authorities to develop cycling and walking facilities and projects such as Low Traffic Neighbourhood Schemes (LTNs). LTNs are programmes that intend to reduce road access to motorists and increase spaces for walking and cycling. These schemes (LTNs) have been developed in towns and cities across England.
This research was conducted for the Department for Transport (DfT) and explored public attitudes to traffic and road use in England.
Best practices in Dutch Cycling – Dutch Cycling Embassy January 2021
“In front of you lies a book containing a selection of some of the finest examples and practices Dutch cycling has to offer. In fact, it was a huge challenge for the team and editors compiling this book as there are many examples to choose from.” Introduction
Grimsey Review Build Back Better – Covid 19 supplement for town centres
Suggestions on how Town centres can thrive after Covid-19 lockdowns
ATF Public Opinion Survey Webinar Q&A Jan 2020
Questions and Answers from the webinar on Active Travel Fund Engagement and scope of public opinion surveys
DfT Transport Statistics GB 2020 Dec 2020
This report presents a summary of transport statistics, the majority of which relate to calendar year 2019. The 2020 release includes a condensed set of highlights, which is complemented by other Department for Transport releases presenting more detailed and more recent statistics.
Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review Dec 2020
“Reductions in air pollution, if they had been sustained, would provide enormous health and health equity benefits. However, since the first lockdown traffic pollution has again increased, and people are understandably reluctant to use public transport if they have an alternative. The clean air during lockdown did afford an opportunity to experience cities and towns with much reduced air pollution and quieter roads with more people walking and cycling. Building Back Fairer requires a sizeable reduction in private car use and greater active travel and use of public transport. Efforts to support this are required urgently and would help to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and lead to a more sustainable environment.”
A guide to inclusive cycling- Wheels for Wellbeing Dec 2020
The guide does not claim to be the answer to everything about inclusive cycling. Nor is it a highly technical set of design guidelines. Rather, it is somewhere in between: an accessible but thorough guide on the basic principles of inclusive cycling. WfW hope that it will be a useful tool for local authorities, transport bodies, civil engineers, academics, cycling organisations, disability charities, campaign groups and, of course, Disabled cyclists themselves
The Urgent case for more walking and cycling- WACA Nov 2020
Walking and cycling alliance paper on understanding reaction to the introduction of low traffic neighbourhoods LTN engagement
Gear Change – A bold vision for cycling and walking DfT July 2020
Government cycling and walking plan for England
Local transport note 1/20 -DfT- July 2020
Cycle Infrastructure design guidance
Cycling, walking and mobility briefing paper – November 2020
House of Commons Library briefing paper for MP’s on cycling, walking and mobility
A guide to Low Traffic Neighbourhoods – September 2020
A guide to low traffic neighbourhoods from Living Streets, LCC , Rosehill Highway LTN LTN
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods an introduction for policy makers- September 2020
A introduction to low traffic neighbourhoods from Living Streets, LCC , Rosehill Highway LTN LTN
Walking and cycling statistics – August 2020
Presenting data using two main sources, the National Travel Survey (NTS) and the Active Lives Survey (ALS)
Call for the re allocation of road space for key workers