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The Move Towards Sustainable Transport in London - Mr. Steve Kearns

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The Move Towards Sustainable Transport in London - Mr. Steve Kearns

  1. 1. The Move Towards Sustainable Transport in London Steve Kearns - Transport for London
  2. 2. 2 London • World City and gateway to the UK • 8.6m residents • 4.6m people in employment • 30 million visitors a year • 330,000 businesses • 23.8 million trips per day • Growing population 2014
  3. 3. TfL Planning We are expecting London’s population to continue to grow to 2050 314%
  4. 4. • 580km of major roads • 6,000 traffic signals • Bridges and tunnels • Congestion Charging Scheme London Underground 4.5m journeys per day Responsibilities London Buses • 8,500 buses • 6m journeys per day Taxis and Minicabs • 22,000 black cabs • 44,000 minicabs River Services Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London Overground Dial-a-Ride Traffic management • 580km of major roads (including bridges and tunnels) • 6,000 traffic signals • Congestion Charging Scheme • Low Emission Zone Cycling Walking Annual Expenditure = £10bn
  5. 5. 5 London’s transport problems
  6. 6. 6 Westminster Bridge – End of 19th Century
  7. 7. Central London Congestion Charging Zone
  8. 8. Charge Payment • Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm • £11.50 on the day of travel • £14 on the charging day after travel • £10.50 for customers on CC Auto Pay • Fine £130 • Over £1 billion raised to improve transport in London since 2003.
  9. 9. Average daily traffic entering Charging Zone* 2002 - 2009 Normally Charge Paying Normally Non-Charge Paying * During charging hours (07.00-18.00) -23% -44% -17% +4% +23% -19% +97%
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  11. 11. Edgware Road Signal Cabin, 1926
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  13. 13. Tube Upgrade Programme • Upgrades to every Tube line – trains, track, signalling • Stations • Accessibility • Tackling high temperatures • Communications and customer information • Keeping London moving while we transform the Tube 16
  14. 14. 17 • There has been a 50% increase in Tube demand on Saturday nights – since 2003 (from 21:00hrs to last trains) • From 2015, begin to run trains through the night at weekends on core parts of the network • Supporting London’s vibrant night-time economy Introduce a new 24 hour Tube service at weekends
  15. 15. Night Tube 18 Introduce a new 24 hour Tube service at weekends from 2015
  16. 16. Birmingham Leeds Sheffield Manchester Liverpool Bristol Total 1,073,000 750,700 551,800 503,000 466,400 428,100 3,773,000 TfL's footfall is very high 19 On the Tube, this is a quiet weekday in February
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  21. 21. First steps in retail 30
  22. 22. The New Bus for London story November 2010
  23. 23. The New Bus for London story © TfL 2011
  24. 24. The New Bus for London story
  25. 25. The New Bus for
  26. 26. Improved Driver Efficiency: Driver training 35 • First Group trial in1,000 buses in London using in-vehicle monitoring devices • Real-time feedback on driving style and driving reports to focus training to focus training • Around 5% fuel saving already achieved • Explore possibility of similar applications for other professional drivers
  27. 27. Legible London
  28. 28. Complete roll out of Legible London across TfL estate
  29. 29. Proximity of Tube Stations
  30. 30. Heading Encouraging Cycling in London Central London Cycle Grid This will provide: – Separated cycle ways, with segregation and low speed environments where practicable and appropriate – Two-way cycling on one-way streets – Clear way finding, strong identity and easy to see - Mini Hollands 39The majority of the Grid will be complete by 2016
  31. 31. Games-time travel planning
  32. 32. • To deliver a great 2012 Games and • Keep London and the UK moving Twin objectives:
  33. 33. £6.5 billion transport upgrades
  34. 34. The Olympic Park Well Connected
  35. 35. A Car Free Games- Results + 30% + 47% + 100%
  36. 36. Day Travelcards
  37. 37. New website to help visitors plan New website
  38. 38. The hotspots
  39. 39. The LSTCC • Surface Transport • Buses • The Police
  40. 40. Games Lanes• 30 miles of games lanes across London • around 40 per cent of Games Lanes were in operation at any one time • 150 variable message signs
  41. 41. 21 Minutes• High-tech sensors were buried in lanes to ensure that VIPs were not held up by traffic lights, congestion or even people crossing the road • Members of the Olympic park were able to get from their hotels in Park Lane to the Olympic park in 21 minutes
  42. 42. Leicester Square station waiting times if no change in behaviour
  43. 43. Oxford Circus Tube station waiting times if no change in behaviour
  44. 44. London Bridge
  45. 45. Games-time information - passengers
  46. 46. Travel Ambassadors • 3,500 volunteer Travel Ambassadors • Mainly office based staff from Transport for London • Effective at increasing numbers of passengers using West Ham Station rather than Stratford  From 9% to 30%
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  52. 52. HeadingIRID - Image Recognition and Incident Detection
  53. 53. Public transport for all
  54. 54. However not everything went to plan...
  55. 55. Through planning, we delivered a great 2012 Games and kept London and the UK moving and open for business www.getaheadofthegames.com www.tfl.gov.uk/2012 In summary
  56. 56. Lessons Learnt • Widely broadcast travel advice • Flexibility - Respond to real time road traffic patterns - Influence arrival/departure stations - Overcoming tube line signal failure • Centrally located control centre • Main venue readily accessible by public transport • Legacy • i) Identifying and managing large groups on street ii) Using space (in stations) in different way – ITS element iii) Individually targeted information – estimated 33% of regular travellers altered behaviour iv) Freight deliveries out of hours ? v) People like human contact - more staff visible
  57. 57. 73 73 Thank you for your attention Further information at www.tfl.gov.uk

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