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Shane Snow 05 11 13


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Shane Snow, DfT
Love Cycling Go Dutch
Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 November 2013

"Get Britain Cycling: what next?"

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Shane Snow 05 11 13

  1. 1. Love Cycling Go Dutch Shane Snow – 5 November 2013
  2. 2. ry Offici n, Ma a ear o ill y show l figures One s is st s involved a Citie r in two thirds rise in sharp Bowe g her of cyclist n deaths in numb the maki ce felt London e n Pressure peop r of prese le mounts on PM riding killed t Mother’s to make radical bicyc heir r le emotional plea fo drink s and in reforms for -d ‘proper cycling collis riving ycling c ions lanes’ ‘bike routes Building safer cycle London ned for fit those an would not only bene Cycling ssrail’ pl also Cro who cycle. It would ork s of netw encourage hundred 016 ople to 2 thousands more pe onfuses ke ‘c use their bikes to ma ad of short journeys inste riders and train or going by car or by bus. drivers’ nefits This would have be y we a strians, for motorists, pede ‘ Th e w w i s s and parents, businesse l no e taxpayers. trave s . We’r s It would lead to les illing u t people ted streets, less k conges blic overcrowding on pu attes ef aths on th transport, fewer de ern money st the road, less NHS in W e a boost wasted on obesity, less o pe ’ for the high street, Eur a more ycling rC Lorrie Fit Fo s ritain erous road in B ang A537 is most d pollution, and transport affordable form of t by rising for those priced ou il fares. petrol prices and ra
  3. 3. P Press Office Cycle Policy
  4. 4. Government shift cycling up a gear Cycling revolution shifts into top gear It’s been a bumpy ride but the bike has gone from a muchmocked contraption to an icon of our urban future Times 12 August Cycling groups welcome announcement of £77m government fund Campaigners also urge long-term push to establish nationwide system of cycling infrastructure similar to the Netherlands Guardian 12 August A nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England will be launched today. The Prime Minister announces the biggest ever single injection of cash for the country alongside plans to make roads safer for those on two wheels. GOV.UK Cycling gets £94m push in England A number of English cities and national parks are to share a £94m cash injection to promote cycling. Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich will share £77m, with four national parks getting a further £17m. The money is to improve existing and fund new cycle routes. The government says it also wants to cut red tape to facilitate cyclist-friendly planning. BBC Website 12 August David Cameron urges Britons to get on their bikes David Cameron says a £94m cash injection to promote cycling will make a "real difference" and will help to make Britain's roads "safer" for people who want to get on their bikes. Telegraph 12 August
  5. 5. Cycling networks fit for growth: safe attractive and convenient European infrastructure is different. Separate from pedestrians and cars. Cycling is safe, easy, attractive. In US now doing it for all NYC avenues.
  6. 6. Aim 10% mode share by 2025. * 2001 to 2011 for journeys to work Cycling increase 3% to 4%
  7. 7. Birmingham * 2017 Network (red is new routes) aim 5% 2023 10% 2033 * 2008 to 2011 cycling increased 37%
  8. 8. Leeds plan to deepen network over next decade to get to 7.5% mode by 2023
  9. 9. Cambridge going for world best mode share – from 27% to 40% over a decade. Some of the key drivers of the international high-tech and knowledge-based economy are based in South Cambridgeshire, for example at Granta Park and the Genome Campus in Hinxton. Many of these business and research parks are notoriously difficult to access by means other than private car – although some put on shuttle buses for staff, there is evidence to suggest there is a suppressed demand for cycling to many of these sites. Several of these sites are located within cycling distance of a rail station that is connected to both Cambridge andLondon, but there are few options to cycle to/from these interchanges. This represents a
  10. 10. Action for Roads A network for the 21 Century (July 2013) We also want to cycle –proof our network, and minimise the situations where major roads are a barrier to walkers and communities
  11. 11. PM Announcement 12 August: What about 97% roads run by LAs? • The announcement includes a commitment from the government to cut red tape that can stifle cycle-friendly road design and to encourage changes to the way roads are built or altered. • Councils will be expected to up their game to deliver infrastructure that takes cycling into account from the design stage.
  12. 12. Clearer technical guidance on best practice to prevent inadequate schemes and promote good practice. Good practice: Hills Road Bridge – Cambridge: 2.1m cycle lanes, not pavement cycling BAD Tower Hamlets, new ‘cycle lane’ scheme, May 2013
  13. 13. Cyclists like segregation e.g. Tavistock Place Where space is limited there may be: •Congestion •Risk of head on collisions •Need to redesign scheme as cycling increases (as constantly happens in NL, DK etc)
  14. 14. The problem – side road crossings of 2-way cycle tracks in particular can be hazardous Royal College Street 1collisions in 3 years involving cyclists mostly at side roads – Data suggests drivers were not anticipating cyclists in both directions – Street design failed to deliver low speeds (average speed was 30 mph despite a 20 mph speed limit (straight, smooth tarmac - Dutch use textured red surface on carriageways)
  15. 15. Innovation: Dutch infrastructure Camden style ..
  16. 16. Shoreham Road, Brighton
  17. 17. We are working with TfL trialling possible revisions to TSRGD at TRL
  18. 18. Feasibility Study for Cycleway associated with HS2 : y d t tu no S e t y ag e li i ib im out s t r a p e e d F c e n pos o o C r p
  19. 19. Directors of transport, environment and planning + LEP leaders • Leeds, Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 December • Secretary of State to send personalised invitations • Target 100 attendees
  20. 20. Monday afternoon / evening – Robert Goodwill MP Steve Kent (Pres ADEPT) The role of cycling in delivering social, economic and health outcomes Alex Plant (ADEPT) Director Transport Cambridgeshire CC Increasing cycling levels in rural areas : a Cambridgeshire case study David Ogilvie (CEDAR) Looking at the evidence base: Peter Soulsby (Mayor) View from a wave 2 city that did not secure City Ambition Grant Neil Gibson/John Lamb the view from Buckinghamshire: funding future cycle ambition in a world of lEPs AND LTBs Sue Percy CEO CiHT - The role of the professional bodies in promoting cycle proofing Steve Gooding DG Roads Reflections on the afternoon
  21. 21. Tuesday afternoon John Orcutt director Policy NYC The economic case for cycling in the US Matt Sweating Highways Highways Agency, Regional DirectorBuilding cycling schemes into the Agency Core Business City Ambitions outside London 8 breakouts, followed by 2 minute pitches. Ben Plowden TfL Director of Surface Transport Steve Norris Been there, done that, so what?