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The Bankside Master Travel Plan: Providing a framework to support cycling & walking promotion Giles Semper & Sophie Tyler ECOMM 2008 Session 13: Thursday.

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1 The Bankside Master Travel Plan: Providing a framework to support cycling & walking promotion Giles Semper & Sophie Tyler ECOMM 2008 Session 13: Thursday 5 June 2008

2 Overview Background to BIDs & Better Bankside Evolution of the Better Bankside Travel Planning Group Development of the Bankside Master Travel Pan Cycling and walking measures Links with specific workplace travel plans

3 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) worldwide Invented in the USA to address inner-city decay – Zero Tolerance Now 1400 in USA Took many years to develop Owners pay the levy (occupiers in the UK) BIDs now also prominent in Australia and South Africa

4 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Europe Successor to Town Centre Management BIDs often about war between in-town and out-of-town retail Hamburg – city law Salzburg – tourism law Terrassa, Catalonia – local statute Dublin – pilot BIDs Soon-to-be BIDs in NL?

5 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in England Legislation in 2004 Can be set up in any existing business area Starts with a ballot of businesses Max 5 year term 71 successful ballots, 13 unsuccessful May charge a compulsory levy Extra services

6 Better Bankside Established April members, £800K pa Travel not part of original programme Responded to direct approach from LB Southwark to take part in Optimum 2 Began meeting every 6 weeks at different premises.

7 Better Bankside

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9 Evolution of BBTPG Major corporates UK Government agencies Specialist consultancies and partnerships Local attractions & venues There are things we can influence and things we can change

10 Bankside Master Travel Plan Developed in consultation with group members in 2007 Targets set based on Travel Survey 2006 Focus on walking & cycling Commuting and work related journeys Framework for site specific plans

11 Master Travel Plan Targets The key targets of the Bankside Master Travel Plan are to increase by 50% by 2010: the share of people who walk to work, amongst those who live within a 2 mile radius. the share of people who cycle to work, amongst those who live within a 5 mile radius. the number of work related journeys made to locations within London on foot (2006: 20%) the number of work related journey made to locations within London by bicycle (2006: 3%)

12 Cycling & Walking Measures Bikes for Business Bikefest Bike lock scheme New bike parking locations Guided walks Street closures Bankside Urban Forest Area-wide velotaxi service

13 Bikes for Business Dec 05 Pool Bike scheme for Southwark businesses Take up in Bankside included Tate, Better Bankside, Allies & Morrison, ALG Similar schemes now being promoted across London

14 Bike Fest

15 Bike lock scheme

16 New bike parking locations

17 Guided walks

18 Street closure

19 Bankside Urban Forest

20 Area-wide velo taxi service

21 Link with workplace travel plans Ofcom joint travel survey for Better Bankside, TfL and their own purposes Ofcom now developed own travel plan Targets relate to Master Travel Plan Measures linked to overall Better Bankside initiatives Opportunity for joint follow up travel surveys 6 large businesses on the way to doing the same

22 Summary BID provides framework for business engagement & funding for measures Travel Planning Group has oversight of Master Travel Plan & the targets Master Travel Plan helps maintain momentum and direction of measures Achieving its aim to increase travel plans and walking and cycling promotion

23 Thank you and good luck in your endeavours… Giles Semper + 44 (0) Sophie Tyler +44 (0) ext


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