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Transport Initiatives has considerable experience of assessing, researching and preparing Local Authority cycle and vulnerable road user strategies. Our knowledge of cycle planning and strategy is internationally renowned, with three TI members having been members of Cycling England’s local authority advice team, one of whom is also a member of the Irish Department of Transport’s panel of Cycle strategy experts. A further TI member is internationally renowned in the field of cycle training.
If you are considering a major sustainable travel project and need to produce a masterplan to guide its development, then Transport Initiatives can assist. We have recently completed a masterplan for the Bedford Green Wheel, a project to develop an orbital cycle and pedestrian route (the wheel) around Bedford with links (spokes) linking to it.
Masterplanning will provide a project plan and enable prioritisation of spending on its implementation.
If you have a sustainable travel strategy / programme to deliver and do not have the resources in-house to manage its delivery effectively then Transport Initiatives can help.
We are currently managing delivery of the London Borough of Hillingdon’s Biking Borough Strategy. This includes delivering much of the work in the strategy’s programme.
Government health reforms have moved responsibility for Public Health promotion from PCTs to Local Authorities. The result thus far is rather a mixed bag as those authorities grasp the meaning of this new responsibility. However, this can offer a real boost to cycling, walking and travel plan officers as there is the promise of new resources and increased responsibility. Transport Initiatives has partnered up with London based “Rethinking Cities”, who have particularly experience of working on Public Health Active Travel strategies, to offer an excellent package of active travel advice and innovative solutions.
Rethinking Cities have been developing local destination knowledge maps and an example is at (link). These map local destinations and the walking distance and times to them from a central point. This type of initiative, combined to the information that Transport Initiatives gathers in its Cycle Skills Network Audits is one of a number of options that can assist in active travel programmes. Just give us a call to find out more.
Transport Initiatives have broad experience of evaluating and preparing Road Safety Strategies. We can analyse accident, behavioural and attitudinal trends and advise on appropriate measures and strategies to improve road safety.
Among the work we have carried out is the production of Road Safety Plans, Road Safety Prioritisation Strategy, Speed Management Plans and Child Road Safety Audit Policy. One TI member has also been an advisor on a road safety study funded by the French Government to review French road safety strategy.
In the field of sustainable transport there are many different bodies seeking to deliver programmes to encourage more active travel. Often these bodies are unaware of each other and this results in duplication of effort, with sometimes conflicting outcomes. In the face of limited and currently reduced resources it is essential that, in particular, hard pressed local authority officers may not have the time to find out who else is out there with resources and the will to progress active travel initiatives.
This is where we can help, by mapping the different agencies / bodies, what they are trying to do and the resources they have. We can also help make links and build partnerships so that effort can be combined and the maximum outcomes can be achieved from all the resources available.