30 October 2017

Lambeth launches new "Healthy Routes" project aimed at boosting cycling and walking

Lambeth council has launched a new project asking for resident feedback on how roads, pavements and transport routes in the borough can be improved to boost cycling and walking. The project includes an online map for residents to provide ideas and higlight issues in specific areas.

According to the project's website, Lambeth will use the feedback to help shape the area's Local Plan:
We are consulting on our healthy route network alongside the Local Plan Review (our spatial plan that guides development in the borough) and our new Transport Strategy. For more information on this consultation please go to Lambeth Local Plan Review 2017. The Transport topic survey can be found here.

This is a first stage consultation and we will consider all the comments received and review our policies accordingly. The healthy routes network will be incorporated into the Transport Strategy which will be referenced by the adopted Local Plan. There will be a further consultation on these two policy documents in Summer 2018.
Vassall councillors - Annie Gallop, Paul Gadsby and Jacqui Dyer - are encouraging residents to take a look at the map and input their ideas. They have already pointed to the need for Tfl to listen to a long running campaign to install a new crossing near Mostyn Road, the heavy traffic issues around Loughborough Road and problems with access to businesses on Brixton Road for mobility impaired residents.  Councillors recently announced that they have been successful in securing the introduction of Santander cycling docking stations in the area which should be installed in the coming months. If residents have any thoughts about these issues, they can also feedback to their local councillors.