Local Sustainability Transport Fund Key Component

Report
Local Sustainable Transport Fund National Conference
3 & 4th December 2013
Manchester Town Hall
Mainstreaming Cycling for All
Nick Vaughan
Transport for Greater Manchester
Eleanor Roaf
Sustrans
Where we are now
Current mode across Greater Manchester is 2%
Rate of growth
• 30% increase in cycling from 2005
Since April 2011 TfGM has had a responsibility for cycling
• To provide strategic overview and co-ordination
• To manage funding bids on behalf of Greater Manchester Authorities
A consistent focus on cycling as part of our sustainable transport offer
• £5 million - LSTF Key component
• £18 million – LSTF Large projects cycling elements
• £2 million – Cycle Safety Fund
• £20 million – Cycle City Ambition Grant
The case for Cycling
Strong in three areas which are well documented in terms of the benefits
• Health
Personal physical and mental health
benefits
• Environment
Helps meets low carbon targets
Enables sustainable development
Create a sense of place
• Economy
Provides value for money for the public
purse
Financial saving to the NHS
These support arguments about creating liveable cities which
…..will enable us to transform
our city region into a place
dominated by people not
traffic by creating an urban
environment that reduces the
impact of cars e.g. noise
severance, parking
requirements and provides
potential for new green space.
Cities that are attractive to live and work in are
places where businesses also want to invest.
Greater Manchester’s Cycling Vision
Our vision of a city fit for the future; a healthy, safe,
sustainable city region that people want to live and work in…
Vélocity 2025
…. and visit and where a well established cycling culture is
integral to the region’s health and prosperity.
Draft Greater Manchester Cycling Strategy
Our target is to
• see a 300% increase by 2025 of the level in 2011
• target a 10% mode share for short trips by 2025 alongside
continued government funding commitments
Investment frameworks
•
Route network development
•
Interchange programme
•
Partner schools programme
•
Health, wellbeing and physical activity
•
Practical support and training
•
Marketing and communications
•
Monitoring and evaluation
Route Network Development
According to the latest 2013 TfGM Skyride survey; Over 80% of surveyed participants said they would
definitely be encouraged to cycle more often if there were safer routes/paths.
•
Principle of infrastructure that is comfortable for use for 8-80 year olds.
•
Is focused on what potential cyclists want not only what existing cyclists want.
•
Support good infrastructure with a comprehensive Travel Choices package will give more people the
confidence to cycle.
• Separation is key – which means providing a network of
high quality, continuous routes, segregated from general traffic
where possible.
•
Example - Berlin
860 km of completely separate bike paths
60km of on street bike lanes
70km of shared bike/bus lanes
100km of shared bike/pedestrians paths
The Interchange Programme
In order to increase the number of access trips to transport interchanges
across Greater Manchester we:
•
are improving the quality and availability of secure cycle parking; delivering
10 cycle hubs across Greater Manchester funded by LSTF
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are supporting Northern Rail to deliver secure cycle hubs at 7 Northern Rail
stations
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are delivering 7 cycle and ride Metrolink and NR stations across the city
region funded through CCAG
•
are addressing route connectivity, security and signage at and around
stations
•
will link investment to wider scheme proposals including park and ride,
safety and security and passenger information
•
will deliver bespoke station travel plans tailored to the catchment area
Partner Schools Programme
In order to embed cycling throughout our schools and colleges we plan to:
•
Build upon existing measures within education
establishments
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Increase the provision of secure cycle parking
•
Improve route connectivity and signage
•
Link to wider investment including 20mph
zones
•
Strengthen links with schools and colleges to
develop travel plans and school access audits
•
Make available a comprehensive package of
interventions that can be delivered in school
and to the wider school community
Health, wellbeing and physical activity
In order to contribute to the improvements in the health and wellbeing of our residents
we plan to:
•
Address physical health challenges including
conditions such as cancer, obesity and heart disease
where inactivity is a contributory factor
•
Support initiatives that deliver Greater Manchester’s
mental health and wellbeing objectives
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Identify opportunities to link with existing initiatives
and programmes being proposed through CCG’s,
LA’s and third sector programmes
•
Develop strategic links with Greater Manchester’s
Directors of Public Health and CCG’s to influence and
deliver cycling and walking policy
Practical support and training
In order to encourage changes in travel behaviour through our communities we plan to:
•
Develop a programme of practical support to raise awareness of cycling and
walking as a travel option including cycle training, bike buddy and
community engagement schemes
•
Develop and deliver a programme of Travel Choice interventions
including
-Station travel plans
-Personal travel planning
-Business engagement
•
Develop specific activities linked to wider scheme investments; including new
routes and improvements to interchanges
•
Build on existing programmes of intervention being delivered across GM
Marketing and communication
In order to engage with different audiences we plan to:
•
Understand and review existing communications
networks including cycle maps, websites and
newsletters
•
Investigate new technology channels
•
Establish links to stakeholder information and
communication strategies
•
Undertake a range of promotional activities and
events
•
Ensure coordination across Travel Choices
programmes
•
Develop a catalogue of leaflets and flyers that
support business and community engagement
The Bicycle Account
In our Vélocity 2025 proposal we committed to developing a Copenhagen
Style Bicycle Account for Greater Manchester
This will include:
• An infrastructure account
• Cycle flows and mode share account
• Satisfaction account
• Impact account
ROUTE NETWORK
Sustrans in the Northwest
Eleanor Roaf
And
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