HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK OF A TRANSPORT PLANNER
TRANSPORT SOCIETY AND PLANNING
MSc TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND PLANNING (PT)
LECTURER: CHRIS MILLS
STUDENT: BABER BEG
STUDENT No.: 3301044
London South Bank University
School of the Built Environment and Architecture
103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA
TRANSPORT PLANNING AND SOCIETY
Student ID: 3301044
Over the past 20 years there have been efforts by government and campaign groups to invigorate cycling as a viable alternative travel option, with these efforts being up-weighted in the past decade. The result is that there is considerable evidence of increasing participation as cycling on the road in the UK has increased by 12% over the last 10 years.
The British Cycling Economy Report, 2011, LSE, British Cycling and Sky states that cycling is becoming a viable travel option.
In 2013 the Mayor published his vision for cycling in London as part of the Olympic Legacy for all Londoners.
As the Mayor has succinctly stated
"Among the greatest joys of London's Olympics were our triumphs in cycling. I today announce that the main cross-London physical legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games will be a proper network of cycle routes throughout the city, a substantial increase in cycling, and all the benefits - fitness, enjoyment and easy travel for millions, cleaner air and less traffic for all - that will follow."
The priorities that need to be addressed include health and safety for cyclists and the utilisation of the existing road space. The Mayor has put aside ÃÂ£930M to address these issues within the boroughs in London.
This paper outlines the challenges posed to safer cycling on the existing road network and how these can be mitigated with new and innovative approaches.
Cycling on the road has...