A Strategy for Road Traffic Reduction in London



A Strategy for Road Traffic Reduction in London

Authors

GARDNER K and FARHOLME N, Greater London Authority, UK

Description

Road traffic reduction is a new theme in transport policy. The process to ensure that. it. is fully integrAt~-d, with wider !aqd use and transport planning will need to be evolutionary. This paper will describe LPAC's approach to develQping a strategy for

Abstract

Road traffic reduction is a new theme in transport policy. The process to ensure that. it. is fully integrAt~-d, with wider !aqd use and transport planning will need to be evolutionary. This paper will describe LPAC's approach to develQping a strategy for road traffic reduction in London, which is believed to be the first such strategy in the UK.

The LPAC strategy consists of two elements:-

Stage One: Setting road traffic reduction targets for Central, Inner and Outer London, and subsequently for individual Boroughs, based upon a number of objectives or 'needs' for traffic reduction, including air quality.

Stage Two: Developing a ten year (2000-2010)integratedland use planning and transport policy framework, within which the Boroughs can meet these targets. This strategy consists of a broad package of measures, including the use of road user charging and a workplace parking levy, with key milestones in 2001, 2008, 2006 and2010.

LPAC started the process of developing its strategy in March 1988 when it commissioned consultants Halcrow Fox, in association with the South East Institute of Public Health (SEIPH), to carry out a study of road traffic reduction in .London. The findings of the consultants work were published in December 1998 and in January ~999 LPAC published for consultation its draft Strategy for Road Traffic Reduction in London. Following an extensive consultation exercise, LPAC published its final Advice to the London Boroughs, Government and Mayoral candidates on a Strategy for Road Traffic Reduction in London in December 1999.

Publisher

Association for European Transport