Newham and Waltham Forest Liveable Neighbourhood Bid – Resubmission

The London boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest want to hear from you on how we can improve the local area to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

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Overview

The London boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest submitted a joint bid to Transport for London (TfL) last year to deliver a Liveable Neighbourhood scheme in the Leytonstone, Leyton, North Stratford and Forest Gate area. The Liveable Neighbourhoods programme aims to deliver a range of measures to improve walking, cycling and encourage the use of public transport to create healthy and active streets. Walking and cycling improvements to local areas have been proven to help support the local economy, as well as improve the health and wellbeing of residents in the area, by making the roads safer, quieter and more attractive.

Although TfL said our bid last year was strong, funding was allocated to other projects across London.  We have however been encouraged to resubmit our application for funding this year, taking on board some of the improvements and schemes that have been implemented over the last year in and around the area.

Last autumn we invited you to take part in a survey telling us about your issues and suggestions for improving the area, which we used to help support our bid.  We are re-launching the survey to build on this local data and to capture any new ideas or suggestions. Please have your say to ensure we can submit an even stronger bid than last year.

Please click on the tabs to the left for further information.

 

What is the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme?

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS), sets out a vision for making active and sustainable transport the most appealing and practical choice for 80% of journeys in London by 2040.

Transport for London’s (TfL) Liveable Neighbourhoods programme has been created to fund projects in boroughs that will help deliver that vision, making streets more attractive, healthier and safer for walking, cycling and using public transport.

We would like to hear what your priorities are for the area based on the ten Healthy Streets outcomes detailed below.

Please click on the image below to see a larger image.

Healthy Streets Indicators

The ten outcomes are:

  • Pedestrians from all walks of life
    The best test of a Healthy Street is whether there are people reflecting the full diversity of society on the street. Streets should be inviting for everyone to spend time and make journeys on foot, cycle or by public transport. Social norms influence active travel, people are more likely to walk and cycle when they see others doing the same.
  • Easy to cross
    Streets without suitable crossing facilities make walking and cycling less appealing. They can be a significant barrier to some people travelling on foot or bike. The types of crossing needed will vary, but on all streets it should be easy for people of all ages and abilities to find a safe place to cross without having to go out of their way.
  • Shade and shelter
    High winds, heavy rain, high temperatures and sun exposure can have a significant effect on people’s ability to travel actively and spend time in the street as well as their enjoyment. The need for shade and shelter will increase as the climate changes and London experiences more extreme weather.
  • Places to stop and rest
    Lack of resting places can limit mobility for some people, particularly those who are ill, injured, older or very young. Ensuring there are places where people have room to stop or somewhere to rest benefits everyone, including local businesses, as people will be more willing to visit, spend time in, or meet other people on these streets.
  • Not too noisy
    Motorised road traffic is a primary source of noise pollution in urban areas. This affects the health of people who walk, cycle, shop, work, study and live on noisy streets. Reducing traffic volumes and speeds, quieter vehicles and low noise road surfaces will all benefit health as well as improve the ambience of street environments, encouraging people to interact and travel actively.
  • People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport
    Walking, cycling and using public transport should be the most attractive ways to travel, and making them more enjoyable will benefit  everyone, including those already travelling on foot, by bike or public transport. People walk and cycle on almost every street in London and do not always have an alternative travel option. This means even the streets with the heaviest traffic must be made more attractive to encourage walking and cycling.
  • People feel safe
    People will be less willing to walk, cycle or use public transport if they feel unsafe on a street. The whole community should feel comfortable and safe from crime, intimidation or injury on any street day and night.
  • Things to see and do
    People will be less willing to walk and cycle on streets that are visually unappealing or bland. People are more likely to travel actively when there are things to do locally and will also be less dependent on cars if shops and services are within walking distance.
  • People feel relaxed
    People are more likely to walk or cycle if they feel relaxed and find it enjoyable. Good quality street design, a clean, well kept environment and plenty of plants can help create attractive and relaxing places to walk and cycle. Ensuring there is enough space so that people walking and cycling do not feel stressed is important, as is making sure people can find their way around.
  • Clean air
    Improving air quality benefits everyone while also helping to reduce health inequalities. Citywide measures are needed but there are also local actions that can be taken. Anything that significantly reduces the amount of traffic on the road or reduces the number of high polluting vehicles will help improve local air quality and will contribute to any citywide measures.

Have your say

We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made.

Please add your comments to the interactive map, and then complete the survey to tell us a bit more about yourself and how you travel around Newham and Waltham Forest.

This consultation will close at midnight on Thursday 14 November 2019.

What happens next?

We will resubmit our joint bid in November 2019 and will know if our bid is successful in March 2020. If we are successful, and depending on the amount of funding received, we will then develop the scheme in conjunction with residents and consult formally before any construction begins

Specific to Waltham Forest

Cycle Training

We provide free adult cycle training sessions with our partners Cycle Confident. Regular group training sessions take place in Leyton Jubilee Park at 10am on Saturdays. To book a session (including bike loan) phone 020 3031 6730 or email contact@cycleconfident.com

Try a Bike

We has a fleet of adult bikes, including cargo bikes, which can be loaned to anyone who lives, works or studies within the borough. To reserve a bike call 020 8496 2518 or email roadsafety@walthamforest.gov.uk

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Newham Council and Waltham Forest Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Newham Council and Waltham Forest Council.

Newham Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Waltham Forest Council’s Privacy Notice can be found on their website.

Overview

Overview

The London boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest submitted a joint bid to Transport for London (TfL) last year to deliver a Liveable Neighbourhood scheme in the Leytonstone, Leyton, North Stratford and Forest Gate area. The Liveable Neighbourhoods programme aims to deliver a range of measures to improve walking, cycling and encourage the use of public transport to create healthy and active streets. Walking and cycling improvements to local areas have been proven to help support the local economy, as well as improve the health and wellbeing of residents in the area, by making the roads safer, quieter and more attractive.

Although TfL said our bid last year was strong, funding was allocated to other projects across London.  We have however been encouraged to resubmit our application for funding this year, taking on board some of the improvements and schemes that have been implemented over the last year in and around the area.

Last autumn we invited you to take part in a survey telling us about your issues and suggestions for improving the area, which we used to help support our bid.  We are re-launching the survey to build on this local data and to capture any new ideas or suggestions. Please have your say to ensure we can submit an even stronger bid than last year.

Please click on the tabs to the left for further information.

 

What is the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme?

What is the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme?

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS), sets out a vision for making active and sustainable transport the most appealing and practical choice for 80% of journeys in London by 2040.

Transport for London’s (TfL) Liveable Neighbourhoods programme has been created to fund projects in boroughs that will help deliver that vision, making streets more attractive, healthier and safer for walking, cycling and using public transport.

We would like to hear what your priorities are for the area based on the ten Healthy Streets outcomes detailed below.

Please click on the image below to see a larger image.

Healthy Streets Indicators

The ten outcomes are:

  • Pedestrians from all walks of life
    The best test of a Healthy Street is whether there are people reflecting the full diversity of society on the street. Streets should be inviting for everyone to spend time and make journeys on foot, cycle or by public transport. Social norms influence active travel, people are more likely to walk and cycle when they see others doing the same.
  • Easy to cross
    Streets without suitable crossing facilities make walking and cycling less appealing. They can be a significant barrier to some people travelling on foot or bike. The types of crossing needed will vary, but on all streets it should be easy for people of all ages and abilities to find a safe place to cross without having to go out of their way.
  • Shade and shelter
    High winds, heavy rain, high temperatures and sun exposure can have a significant effect on people’s ability to travel actively and spend time in the street as well as their enjoyment. The need for shade and shelter will increase as the climate changes and London experiences more extreme weather.
  • Places to stop and rest
    Lack of resting places can limit mobility for some people, particularly those who are ill, injured, older or very young. Ensuring there are places where people have room to stop or somewhere to rest benefits everyone, including local businesses, as people will be more willing to visit, spend time in, or meet other people on these streets.
  • Not too noisy
    Motorised road traffic is a primary source of noise pollution in urban areas. This affects the health of people who walk, cycle, shop, work, study and live on noisy streets. Reducing traffic volumes and speeds, quieter vehicles and low noise road surfaces will all benefit health as well as improve the ambience of street environments, encouraging people to interact and travel actively.
  • People choose to walk, cycle and use public transport
    Walking, cycling and using public transport should be the most attractive ways to travel, and making them more enjoyable will benefit  everyone, including those already travelling on foot, by bike or public transport. People walk and cycle on almost every street in London and do not always have an alternative travel option. This means even the streets with the heaviest traffic must be made more attractive to encourage walking and cycling.
  • People feel safe
    People will be less willing to walk, cycle or use public transport if they feel unsafe on a street. The whole community should feel comfortable and safe from crime, intimidation or injury on any street day and night.
  • Things to see and do
    People will be less willing to walk and cycle on streets that are visually unappealing or bland. People are more likely to travel actively when there are things to do locally and will also be less dependent on cars if shops and services are within walking distance.
  • People feel relaxed
    People are more likely to walk or cycle if they feel relaxed and find it enjoyable. Good quality street design, a clean, well kept environment and plenty of plants can help create attractive and relaxing places to walk and cycle. Ensuring there is enough space so that people walking and cycling do not feel stressed is important, as is making sure people can find their way around.
  • Clean air
    Improving air quality benefits everyone while also helping to reduce health inequalities. Citywide measures are needed but there are also local actions that can be taken. Anything that significantly reduces the amount of traffic on the road or reduces the number of high polluting vehicles will help improve local air quality and will contribute to any citywide measures.
Have your say

Have your say

We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made.

Please add your comments to the interactive map, and then complete the survey to tell us a bit more about yourself and how you travel around Newham and Waltham Forest.

This consultation will close at midnight on Thursday 14 November 2019.

What happens next?

What happens next?

We will resubmit our joint bid in November 2019 and will know if our bid is successful in March 2020. If we are successful, and depending on the amount of funding received, we will then develop the scheme in conjunction with residents and consult formally before any construction begins

Specific to Waltham Forest

Specific to Waltham Forest

Cycle Training

We provide free adult cycle training sessions with our partners Cycle Confident. Regular group training sessions take place in Leyton Jubilee Park at 10am on Saturdays. To book a session (including bike loan) phone 020 3031 6730 or email contact@cycleconfident.com

Try a Bike

We has a fleet of adult bikes, including cargo bikes, which can be loaned to anyone who lives, works or studies within the borough. To reserve a bike call 020 8496 2518 or email roadsafety@walthamforest.gov.uk

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Newham Council and Waltham Forest Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Newham Council and Waltham Forest Council.

Newham Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Waltham Forest Council’s Privacy Notice can be found on their website.

Have your say

We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made.

Please add your comments to the interactive map, and then complete the survey to tell us a bit more about yourself and how you travel around Newham and Waltham Forest. This consultation will close on Thursday 14 November 2019 at midnight


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