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FABA Conference - London - Michael Barratt

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Construction and mobility: comparison between Brussels and London. Conference by FABA with Michael Barratt.

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FABA Conference - London - Michael Barratt

  1. 1. 1 Construction & mobility in the city All-inclusive construction Michael Barratt MBE Transport for London (TfL)
  2. 2. 2 • Why is mobility important • TfL and London • Designing highway interventions for everybody • Disability equality • Reducing opportunity crime Contents:
  3. 3. 3 Overweight Obesity makes up 85% of the risk of type 2 diabetes. Depression 1,000,000 Londoners have a common mental disorder. Dementia Now costs UK economy £26bn per year. Type 2 diabetes 3.8m people in 2015 (UK) 5 million are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 10% of NHS budget 28% do <30 min activity p/wk 1/4 men and 1/3 women over 65years don’t leave their house at all on a given day Why is mobility important?
  4. 4. 4 Transport for London services TFL RAIL
  5. 5. 5 Our job is to keep London Moving
  6. 6. 6 London’s 38 regeneration areas
  7. 7. 7 The demands: • Safe & secure • Accessible & reliable transport • Efficient construction • Air quality • Climate emergency • Vision zero • Costs • Economy • and much more Catering for everybody is getting harder
  8. 8. 8 Highway works Designing for everybody
  9. 9. 9 1. Works location and duration 2. Modes & existing facilities 3. Works footprint required 4. Remaining space 5. Method The 5 pt assessment check allocating space.
  10. 10. 10 Accommodating the bigger cycles
  11. 11. 11 Reducing speeds through work areas
  12. 12. 12 Importance of efficient construction • Fatalities involving HGVs - 25% pedestrian & 60% cyclist • 20% of collisions are associated with stress *European Transport Safety Council
  13. 13. 13Construction management issues • Safety • Congestion • Pollution • Costs
  14. 14. 14 HOLISTIC PACKAGES
  15. 15. 15 Disability Equality: Removing the barriers to access Equality Act 2010 (sec 22) ‘Not to put a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person’ What is disability?
  16. 16. 16 Challenges - what we do and who it impacts! Also consider hidden disabilities: • Autism • Dementia • Learning disabilities
  17. 17. 17 What are we prioritising?
  18. 18. 18Removing barriers to access
  19. 19. 19 3 Tier Assessments: longer term highway projects • Working with local communities to help towards all- inclusive design
  20. 20. 20 Tier 1 – local experience
  21. 21. 21 Tier 2 – traffic management design Alternative cycle routes
  22. 22. 22Tier 3 – feedback
  23. 23. 23 Section 17 Crime & Disorder Act 1998 • Approx. 3000 crimes at construction every year • 80% theft 20% violence/sexual Fear of crime can lead to people staying at home!
  24. 24. 24 Removing promotors of crime
  25. 25. 25 Visibility Splay Removing promotors of crime
  26. 26. 26Comfort
  27. 27. 27 Differences between day and night
  28. 28. 28 Making changes
  29. 29. 29 Michael Barratt MBE Twitter: @MBCyclingTM Case studies: https://ccsbestpractice.org.uk/author/tflbarratt/

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