Christian Wolmar – London Cycling Campaign (Trustee) and HATF (Active Travel SIG Chair) Mark Frost – HATF (Independent Technical Advisor)
Timothy Wells – HAL (Surface Access Travel and Policy Lead)
Dug Tremellen – RB Windsor and Maidenhead
Robert Helsop – LB Hounslow
Sophie Wilmot – LB Hillingdon
Kavita Pandya – RB Windsor and Maidenhead
Christian Wolmar (CW) welcomed everyone to the final HATF Active Travel SIG.
2. SIG Member Active Travel Updates
Tim Wells (TW) provided an update on HAL active travel projects that are in development and due to be initiated in the coming years. See slides for further details.
CW highlighted frustration at the delay to enabling colleagues to cycle to/ from the Central Terminal Area. TW appreciates the frustration and is ensuring the two project teams are working closely to align programmes and work more efficiently where possible.
Dug Tremellen (DT) stated that the ambition looks great and once delivered, it will provide excellent infrastructure.
HSPG/Local Authority Update
Mark Frost (MF) provided an update on HSPG’s successful funding bid to National Highways. The funding is being split between 5 neighbouring local authorities and will be released in the next few months. Further opportunities for National Highways or Active Travel England funding will be explored.
Rob Heslop (RH) provided an update on LB Hounslow’s work. Priority Route 7 (as defined in their Local Implementation Plan) is designed and under construction. Awaiting announcement on TfL funding. LB Hounslow have bid for funding for Priority Routes 5, 6 and 7. LB Hounslow currently updating proposed cycle routes and mapping and aligning with the LCWIP.
3. Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Feedback and Sign Off
CW stated that the LCWIP is very comprehensive and a good piece of work. Also flagged a few changes need to be addressed, including:
- Figure 22 is numbered incorrectly.
- The document should be marked as public once finalised
- The next steps section could benefit from more detail on HAL’s CarbonProgramme and the HSPG/local authority funding from National Highways.
MF requested that HAL commit to reporting back within 12 months at a HATF Board and suggested a tracker should be developed to track the progress of the projects identified in the LCWIP.
CW asked if the Active Travel SIG should continue with reduced frequency. MF highlighted that there are now other HATF SIGs and resource would not allow for this but it could be reviewed for 2024 onwards.
CW stated he will report back on the Active Travel SIG and LCWIP at the next HATF Board.