Policy
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Supporting information and resources

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.

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Walking and cycling information

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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:

  • Easy to use (including consideration of disabled people and inclusion generally)
  • Safe (for users and their cycles)
  • Secure (enabling secure locking)
  • Long lasting (corrosion resistant etc.) and
  • Fully in compliance with UK legal requirements.

“Public cycle parking” refers to cycle parking used by the general public, at facilities operated by either the private or public sector.

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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.

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Road accidents and safety statistics –  June 2021 – DfT

Statistics and data about reported accidents and casualties on public roads in Great Britain.

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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.

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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.”

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All Articles tagged low traffic neighbourhood- Findings.com –  May 2021

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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:

  1. What is the effect of interventions encouraging people to switch from using cars to using public transport or active transport?
  2. Which groups are most likely to switch, and to what forms of transport?
  3. Is there evidence of unintended consequences of interventions to encourage mode shift?
    This rapid evidence assessment was undertaken by NatCen Social Research on behalf of the Department for Transport.

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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.

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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.

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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.

DfT Pubic Opinion Survey on road use and traffic

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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

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Spatial Planning and Health Getting Research into Practice (GRIP): PHE updated January 2021

The outcomes of this study call for built environment partners to work more closely with local public health teams to deliver healthy places and environments for the whole population

Study Report

Full report

Grimsey Review Build Back Better – Covid 19 supplement for town centres

Suggestions on how Town centres can thrive after Covid-19 lockdowns

Grimsey Review : Build Back Better

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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

ATF Pubic Opinion Survey, Monitoring & Evaluation Webinar Q&A

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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.

DfT Transport Statistics

 

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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.”

LTN engagement

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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

LTN engagement

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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

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Gear Change – A bold vision for cycling and walking DfT July  2020

Government cycling and walking plan for England

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Local transport note 1/20 -DfT- July 2020

Cycle Infrastructure design guidance

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Cycling, walking and mobility briefing paper – November 2020

House of Commons Library briefing paper for MP’s on cycling, walking and mobility

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A guide to Low Traffic Neighbourhoods – September 2020

A guide to low traffic neighbourhoods from Living Streets, LCC , Rosehill Highway  LTN LTN

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods an introduction for policy makers- September 2020

A introduction to low traffic neighbourhoods from Living Streets, LCC , Rosehill Highway  LTN LTN

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Walking and cycling statistics – August 2020

Presenting data using two main sources, the National Travel Survey (NTS) and the Active Lives Survey (ALS)

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To support expenditure on cycling and walking infrastructure