Presentation on theme: "Councillor Jim Orr Deputy Transport Leader 8 April 2013 Cycling & the new Local Transport Strategy."— Presentation transcript:
Councillor Jim Orr Deputy Transport Leader 8 April 2013 Cycling & the new Local Transport Strategy
Our Vision “Our vision is that by 2030, Edinburgh 's transport system will be one of the greenest, healthiest and most accessible in northern Europe.”
Setting the scene First in Scotland with: –35% of trips made on foot –7.3% of trips to work by bike Cycling has quadrupled since mid 1990s Target is 15% of all journeys to work by bike by 2020.
4 Cycling rates rising..
5 Cycling Safety improving
New Local Transport Strategy Includes: “Vision Zero” Integrated transport Speed limits School streets Parking policy Air Quality ATAP..
8 Active Travel Action Plan (ATAP) Strategic approach to planning improvements around: –Cycle Friendly City Programme –“Family Network” –Bikeability –Off-road network winter gritting
Cyclists and major projects
The Royal Mile Traffic-calming and shared-use measures proposed
12 Budget: 6% of the Transport budget for 2013/14
Keys to success Dedicated cycle budget Cycle Forum and partnership approach Strategic approach via ATAP (under review) Dedicated (and growing) cycling team Demographics
Coming up.. New Local Transport Strategy - further consultation in Autumn 2013 New Council street design guidance for consultation in 2013 More active travel marketing initiatives
More match funding Getting the big projects right Keep cycle lanes clear of parked vehicles Securing 7% of Transport budget for 2014/15 Improving perceptions of cycling as safe, convenient and inclusive Maintain a positive image Key Challenges