Developing a Pedestrian Strategy for London



Developing a Pedestrian Strategy for London

Authors

GARDNER K and JOHNSON T, London Planning Advisory Committee, UK BUCHAN K and PHAROAH T, Metropolitan Transport Research Unit, UK

Description

This paper is based on a study carried out by the Metropolitan Transport Research Unit (MTRU) on behalf of the London Planning Advisory Committee (LPAC), to present a case study of how to develop a pedestrian strategy for a metropolitan area with the over

Abstract

This paper is based on a study carried out by the Metropolitan Transport Research Unit (MTRU) on behalf of the London Planning Advisory Committee (LPAC), to present a case study of how to develop a pedestrian strategy for a metropolitan area with the overall aim of encouraging walking as a mode of transport. As the study was not finalised at the time of writing, some aspects may differ from the published report. This first section describes the role of LPAC and explains the rationale behind a study into developing a pedestrian strategy for London. Section 2 explains the strategic importance of walking in London, whilst Section 3 proceeds to highlight examples of best practice in terms of pedestrian policy within London and beyond, including the results of an analysis of London BoroughsÕ Unitary Development Plans (UDPs) and Transport Policies and Programmes (TPPs). Ways in which the strategy for walking should be developed are set out in Section 4, with implementation issues explored in the Section 5. The final section then sets out the next steps in developing a pedestrian strategy for London and the key conclusions arising from the study.

Publisher

Association for European Transport