Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Alex Forrest, Principal Transport Planner, presented a report outlining the consultation results for the draft Cycling Strategy, which was a daughter strategy of the Sustainable Transport Strategy. The consultation had been held between 21 July and 7 September, and the full results of the consultation were available on the London Borough of Sutton website.
He explained that it was notable from the consultation that the infrastructure of Sutton is seen by many as the key to getting people cycling. The strategy aims to encourage a shift from journeys being taken by motor vehicles to cycling, and sets out what is currently being done and what the council proposes to do. The Action Plan will be updated frequently as a separate document to the strategy, and there would be amendments to the timeframe.
Councillor Manuel Abellan, the Council’s cycling champion, highlighted the differences between cycling attitudes in London and other European countries and cities, where the latter had more families cycling. The proposed TFL Cycling Super Highway scheduled to skirt the North of the Borough and TFL’s “Quietways” projects within the borough should contribute to the benefits of the Cycling Strategy in the borough. Also Sutton’s new Highways and Transport Shared Service with the Royal Borough of Kingston should assist us to learn from Kingston’s “Mini Holland” cycling project.
RESOLVED that the Environment and Neighbourhood committee agrees:
The final Cycling Delivery Strategy in Appendix E, incorporating
the proposed changes as a result of the consultation.
2. To delegate authority to the Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, in consultation with the Chair, to approve any final changes to the Strategy requested by the Committee, and its subsequent publication.
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Date of decision: 26/11/2015
Decided at meeting: 26/11/2015 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee