Our event takeaways are compiled into a useful booklet that summarises our year’s events and offer a useful glimpse into the excellent ideas, wonderful examples and challenging propositions we have enjoyed. You can visit our Resource page to download a copy of past Takeaways.
Here are the main takeaways from our Cycling Review: How Are We Doing? event:
- TfL's Cycling Action Plan seeks to address the main reasons why people currently choose not to cycle by setting targets to increase the number of cycle trips and expand the cycle network.
- Build up local support when developing a cycling strategy. Involving the community throughout the process and can help encourage the behaviour change.
- Design for non-traditional cycles disabled cyclists. If appropriate infrastructure is designed in from the start, it will encourage people to travel by bike.
- More cycle routes does not necessarily mean fewer customers for local businesses. We tend to overestimate the number of people travelling by car and underestimate those travelling actively by walking, cycling and public transport. Take a look at the latest research from TfL here.
- Use Traffic Management Plans during construction so pedestrians and cyclists have a safe route around building sites. We need to ensure all road users are accommodated for, and feel safe, around construction works.
- Think beyond cycle lanes. Consider how wider objectives, such as health and wellbeing and air quality targets, can align with your cycling strategy. Consider a holistic design approach for streets including great footways, green infrastructure and street furniture alongside cycling infrastructure.
Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, TfL
Andrew Summers, Cycling Strategy and Planning Manager, TfL
Sophie Edmondson, Principal Sponsor, TfL
Caspar Jack, Principal Sponsor, TfL
Richard Eason, Programme Director, LB Enfield
Mark Bland, Mini-Holland Programme Manager, LB Waltham Forest
Jane Sherry, Sustainable Transport Officer, LB Waltham Forest
Alex Longdon, Principal City Planner, TfL
Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport, University of Westminster
Michael Barratt, Principal Network Impact Assessment Engineer, TfL
Brian Deegan, Design Engineer, Urban Movement