Decision Maker: The Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Summary of the consultation on Enabling Smarter Travel Choices and proposed next steps
Further to Minute 638/08, a summary was presented of the results of the consultation on enabling Smarter Travel Choices – Creating the Smarter Travel Sutton Legacy. 55 questionnaires had been completed plus two written replies and the results had provided valuable feedback on residents’ travel patterns and transport priorities. They were also a valuable guide as to how people would like to be involved in the development of integrated transport packages. A proposed programme for delivering integrated transport packages across the borough was presented for approval. It had been agreed that the first such package would be implemented in Wallington.
The Smarter Travel Sutton (STS) programme was due to finish in September 2009. The second year results contained evidence that the programme was beginning to show signs of success. A final report on the programme would be published by March 2010, setting out the final outcomes. There would also be a ‘lessons learnt’ report to inform future Council schemes and to guide and advise other local authorities who were adopting similar schemes.
As well as the new approach to delivering integrated schemes, the Enabling Smarter Travel Choices had recommended that the Council ‘geared up for delivery’, to ensure the benefits of STS continued beyond the end of the project. The Executive Head of Planning & Transportation had commissioned a review of the structure and processes used by the Transport Planning & Network Development service. The outcome of this was expected to be approved by July 2009, with a view that the STS title and brand should be incorporated into the service before the end of September 2009. Further consideration was being given as to how to best mainstream STS within the Council.
Resolved: (i) To note the results of the consultation and the proposals for the Smarter Travel Sutton legacy;
(ii) To approve the programme of locations for implementing Integrated Transport Packages across the borough as set out in table 4 of the report.
Report author: Darren Richards
Publication date: 09/07/2009
Date of decision: 07/07/2009
Decided at meeting: 07/07/2009 - The Executive