City of London complete final transport reform
In order to promote walking, cycling and public transport, a
draft plan to reform the London’s Square Mile has finished its final round of
public consultation and is being carefully analysed.
The City of London Corporation is hoping that they will have
the draft approved and adopted by spring 2019. Also, the Corporation is working
on a draft planning framework up to 2036.
The aims of the plan are to increase the number of people
walking, cycling and using public transport as the number of workers travelling
to and from the City every day is set to rise to 620,000 by 2044 from 480,000
as of 2018.
To change the transport system in the City of London, the
plans contain 54 key proposals which include giving priority to pedestrians in
Plans have been under intense consultation for some months
including a survey with 1,900 responses and exhibition of the plans that
welcomed 7,000 people.
The chairman of planning and transportation, Christopher
Hayward, said that the council had listened to previous feedback, and the final
draft made more provisions to ensure.
“In earlier consultations, members of the public shared their
concerns about the lack of space and priority given to people walking,
accessibility, motor traffic volumes, the safety of people cycling and air
quality,” he writes.
“Our proposals to address these concerns and rise to the
challenge of a growing City include measures to make our streets safe,
accessible and attractive places to walk, cycle and spend time.”
Key proposals in the plan:
· Proposal 2: Make the needs of people walking a
priority when designing our streets
· Proposal 5: Mke sure that new developments contribute
to improving the experience of walking down the street.
· Proposal 11: Reduce motor traffic
· Proposal 25: Make more cycle parking
Proposal 30: Install more electric vehicle charging
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