Comment on Croydon’s response to the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy by Sunday 20 January

Addiscombe and Chepstow Rd junction

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy  was published in March 2018 and sets out the strategic direction for Transport in London over the next two decades. All London boroughs are required to produce a plan setting out how they will contribute to the delivery of its goals up to 2041.

Croydon’s draft third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) sets out our Council’s priorities and proposals.  They would welcome your comments on this document.  You can download the full documents and complete the short online questionnaire survey from this webpage www.croydon.gov.uk/LIP3.

Croydon Council’s proposed objectives are as follows:

  • Reduce reliance on the car for local car journeys within the borough by creating streets and a transport network that prioritises walking, cycling and public transport.
  • Reduce the number of local car trips and aim to have at least 50% of all journeys made by foot, cycling or public transport by 2021/22 by Croydon residents. We’ll aim to raise this to 63% by 2041.
  • Create healthy streets and neighbourhoods that encourage walking and cycling, and traffic volumes and speeds are low.
  • Improve accessibility for walkers and cyclists through increased priority at key junctions and reduced severance caused by major roads, railway lines and parks.
  • Deliver the network of cycle routes and proposals outlined in the Croydon Cycle Strategy.
  • Support and deliver the principles of the Vision Zero Action Plan- this means working towards having the safest roads in London; with no serious injuries or deaths on our roads by 2041.
  • Reduce the volume of traffic on our roads and associated congestion. We’ll do this through better management of our roads and kerbside space. We’ll offer pleasant, practical and safe alternatives to private car and vans.
  • Tackle road based air pollution by reducing traffic volumes. We’ll support the shift to zero emission vehicles and the introduction of new green infrastructure.
  • Work with the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), Network Rail, bus operators and train operating companies (TOCs) to improve public transport links, reduce overcrowding on the public transport network and ensure Croydon is the best connected metropolitan centre in Outer London.
  • Work with the Mayor of London, TfL, Network Rail, bus operators and TOCs to ensure the entire public transport network is accessible, safe and step free.
  • Work with TfL to introduce additional bus priority measures on key road corridors to improve efficiency and reliability of bus services.
  • Lobby TOCs and the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve performance of train services and reduce gaps in service frequencies.
  • Ensure all new development incorporates the ten “Healthy Streets” principles into their design, and ensure they are integrated with local walking and cycling networks as well as public transport.
  • Work with key partners to increase the public transport capacity in the borough to support the creation of new homes and jobs planned over the next two decades. This will include the extension of the tram to Crystal Palace and the upgrade of the Brighton Mainline.

You can also send your comments to strategictransport@croydon.gov.uk or write to: Strategic Transport Team, Croydon Council, Place Department, Floor 6, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.

If you need this document or the survey materials in a different format, call: 020 8726 6000 Ext: 47553

 

 

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