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									   LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 2 (LIP2)
- MERTONS DRAFT SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
  STRATEGY AND DELIVERY PLAN 2011 - 2026



•   Pip Howson, Project Manager for Transport Planning
INTRODUCTION

• The Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is a
  statutory document required by the Mayor of
  London under Section 145 of the Greater
  London Authority Act 1999.
• Merton Council is drafting this requirement as
  part of a 15 year sustainable transport strategy
  to support the Councils Local Development
  Framework Core Strategy, the Community Plan
  as well as the Mayor of London’s London Plan
  and Transport Strategy.
Our transport vision for Merton…

  The LIP2 vision is to work towards
  creating a public realm where people
  choose to walk, cycle and use public
  transport rather than use their private
  car.
Key Transport Objectives
The draft Strategic Objectives for the plan are:
•   Contribute to Climate Change
•   Reduce road traffic casualties
•   Encourage active transport (walking and Cycling)
•   Reduce the impact of traffic congestion levels
•   Contribute to the improvement of all public transport
    and community transport services
•   Improve the transport infrastructure including
    parking and loading arrangements
•   Improve accessibility and social inclusion in the
    transport network
•   Further develop Merton’s relationship with strategic
    partners to support the regeneration of Merton’s
    Town Centres
 Key Issues Identified to meet the challenge
  Key transport issues identified for Merton include:
• Dysfunctional gyratories (One Way Systems)
• Road traffic casualties’ reduction.
• Public transport provision
• Balancing the road space for all modes with
  the need to reduce traffic congestion.
• The condition of footways and carriageways,
  street clutter and confusing signage
• Parking for residents and freight access to
  local business centres
    FUNDING THE STRATEGY
    Every year TfL advise the borough of the funding available for the
    next financial year. Under these categories:
•   Principle Road Maintenance (A small annual settlement based
    on a formula using annual survey data for London.)
•   Corridors and Neighbourhoods (The funding for development
    and delivery of physical measures)
•   Smarter Travel (The funding for soft measures like School Travel
    Plans, car clubs, sustainable education initiatives.)
•   Major Schemes (Funding awarded through a separate bidding
    process for schemes over £1 Million)
    The strategy will identify the priorities for this and identify other
    funding possibilities
•   As part of that process we are identifying local transport priorities
 Morden Transport Priorities
• The transport priorities for Morden Town Centre are
  being developed as a strategy as part of the More
  Morden master plan for Morden to become a
  sustainable town.
• The key priority for this and all modes is to address the
  dysfunctional gyratory and the dominance of
  motorised transport.
• Also to lobby to TfL to consider a tram extension from
  Sutton to Wimbledon via Morden Town Centre.
Could the forum consider the
following:
  If the lifetime of the strategy is fifteen
  years which 6 local transport issues
  would they prioritise for their area?
Please send to:
Pip.howson@merton.gov.uk
020 8545 3452

								
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