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TfL launches consultation on pedestrian safety plan

Friday 4th April 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a consultation on its draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) which sets out a strategy for improving the safety of pedestrians in London.

TfL says it is committed to increasing the numbers of walking trips in the Capital “by a million additional trips a day by 2031”.

The PSAP will look to “address the concerns and challenges faced by pedestrians across London, helping to turn the capitals streets into a safer, more pleasant place for all”.

The draft plan outlines 30 actions to target the key factors in collisions and help further reduce pedestrian casualties across London.

The actions include: doubling the number of pedestrian crossings operating ‘pedestrian countdown’ from around 200 to more than 400 by 2016; developing a new ‘gold standard’ for all new and upgraded pedestrian crossings which will include far-sided pedestrian indicators, pedestrian countdown timers, and ensuring that crossing times take account of national safety standards and the level of pedestrian demand; and producing the first ‘London pedestrian design guidance’ to plan and design for safe and comfortable walking environments.

TfL also says it will continue to lobby the DfT for changes in legislation to provide a “stronger emphasis on pedestrian priority over turning vehicles at side roads in the Highway Code”.

It will also push for the creation of an up to date national digital speed limit map, building on the revised London Digital Speed map which will be released later this year, to “revolutionise speed management and information technologies”.

The draft PSAP consultation runs from 31 March to 9 May 2014.

 

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How about a Freedom of Information request for whatever data and analysis they have available to justify the imposition of 20mph areas? Or do we know without asking - none?
Idris Francis Fight Back With Facts Petersfield

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I note that the TFL report says :-

"TfL will continue to encourage London boroughs to deliver more 20mph schemes through their Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programmes, in order to create safer environments for pedestrians in London."

and

"The Mayor and TfL will work with the police to embed the use of Speed Awareness Courses for motorists as an alternative to prosecution in cases of minor speed infractions, with a focus on 20mph limits. Greater enforcement of 20mph limits will ensure the safety benefits of lower speeds limits for pedestrians are fully realised."

Our press release on this and the GLA Transport Committee call for 20% of London roads to have 20mph limit by 2016 may be seen here :-

http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/Press_Releases/20London14.pdf
Rod King 20's Plenty for Us

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