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                                                                                                                                   WALKING AND CYCLING: AN ACTION PLAN
Action no.   Commitment                                                               Lead official      Implement between   Longer term         Primary legislation Progress to date                                   Next Steps                                                Target date for next steps   Target date for all action
                                                                                                         2004-2006           intention up to Dec required
                                                                                                                             2009

1. IMPROVING THE WALKING AND CYCLING ENVIRONMENT
      1      Improving access to town centres - ODPM will publish a new
             Planning Policy Statement 6 (PPS6) which will advise local
                                                                                      Tony Thompson
                                                                                      (ODPM)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. Consultation period closed on 15 March 2004 -
                                                                                                                                                                    PPS6 in advanced state of drafting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. PPS6 due to be published in spring 2005.               Spring 2005                  Spring 2005

             authorities to plan their town centres to give priority to pedestrians
             and cyclists and improve the pedestrian environment

      2      Streamlining the planning process - Under reforms in the           Liz Grierson
             Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, local authorities will (ODPM)
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Draft revised Circular on s106 agreements
                                                                                                                                                                    published on 2 November 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Publish final version and Good Practice Guidance in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spring 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spring 2005                  Ongoing

             be able to secure a payment to ameliorate the direct impact of                                                                                                                                             2. Further reforms in response to Barker review, possibly
             developments. This will supplement the regime of 'section 106'                                                                                                                                             requiring secondary legislation in late 2005. Reforms now
             agreements, which will provide a means of enabling proposed                                                                                                                                                being taken forward under current legislative system. New
             development to proceed by securing developer contributions. The                                                                                                                                            powers will be used following Chancellor's announcement
             new contributions may be used to provide routes to, and facilities                                                                                                                                         on Planning-gain Supplement due by end 2005.
             for, pedestrians and cyclists both around and within the
             development.

      3      Walking and cycling in sustainable communities - ODPM and
             DfT will work closely together to ensure that new development,
                                                                                      Wayne Duerden
                                                                                      / Chris Watts
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Discussions with ODPM commenced in July
                                                                                                                                                                    2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Guidance to be finalised over the next few months.     Mar-2005                     Ongoing

             including that in the housing growth areas identified in the             (DfT)                                                                         2. Draft Guidance on Regeneration Frameworks
             Communities Plan and major town centre schemes, includes good            Stephen Stringer                                                              produced November 2004.
             provision for pedestrians and cyclists as key fetures of good            (ODPM)
             design.

      4                                                                               Richard Buckley
                                                                                      (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. Ministers approve Draft LTP2 on 23 July 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Draft Guidance consultation began 30 July        1. Local Transport Planning Network Seminar in Jan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan-2005                     31-Mar-2006

                                                                                                                                                                    2004.                                               2005.                                        2.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. GO Seminars in Sep & Oct 2004.                   Provisional LTPs to be delivered back to DfT by 29 July
             Better transport planning - DfT will issue updated guidance on                                                                                         4. Local Govt Conference on 6 Oct 2004              2005.
             Local Transport Plans. Local authorities will be expected to set out                                                                                   5. Consultation period closed on 8 Oct 2004         3. LTP assessment criteria worked out for provisional
             in their Plans how their policies and schemes, including their plans                                                                                   6. Transport IQ LTP2 Conference on 26 & 27 Oct      LTPs
             to improve walking and cycling, will deliver better outcomes for                                                                                       2004                                                4. Scoring criteria for APR 2005
             congestion, pollution and road safety and improve quality of life                                                                                      7. Waterfront Conference with speech by Charlotte   5. Final LTPs delivered 31 March 2006
             and health. We will also expect local authorities to explore how                                                                                       Atkins on 3 Nov 2004
             walking and cycling policies and schemes can deliver better                                                                                            8. LTP2 launched on 8 Dec 2004
             access to jobs, goods and services. Funding allocations will be                                                                                        9. LTP2 Seminar for LA Chief Executives on 14
             related to the performance of authorities against their local targets                                                                                  Dec 2004.
             for better transport.
      5      Improving rights of way - From 2005, DfT will integrate Rights of
             Way Improvement Plans in England into the local transport
                                                                                      Richard Buckley
                                                                                      (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. Guidance on first stage of integration of  1. Meeting between DfT and Defra to discuss GO
                                                                                                                                                                    ROWIPs and LTPs included in LTP2 - see above. assessment of LTPs and ROWIPs, and preparation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jan-2005                       31-Mar-2006

             planning process. This will ensure the long-term stability of the        Dave Waterman                                                                                                               guidance - Jan 2005.
             rights of way network and at the same time reduce the number of          (DEFRA)                                                                                                                     2. Identification of any additional training needs for LTP or
             separate planning requirements on local authorities.                                                                                                                                                 ROWIP staff - Feb 2005




      6      Cleaner streets - DEFRA will bring forward a Clean
             Neighbourhoods bill which will bring tougher, streamlined, flexible
                                                                                      Marian Jenner
                                                                                      (DEFRA)
                                                                                                         a                                       a                  1. Clean Neighbourhoods consultation,
                                                                                                                                                                    commenced 15 July 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. The Bill will be debated in the Lords, and may undergo Feb/March 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      some changes during this process. It is hoped that the Bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ongoing

             powers to tackle a range of street clutter such as litter, flyposting,                                                                                 2. Consultation closed on 24 Sep 2004.            will receive Royal Assent during the current session.
             flytipping and graffiti.                                                                                                                               3. Regulatory Impact Assessment Dec 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill
                                                                                                                                                                    laid before Parliament 7 Dec 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                    5. The Bill had its Second Reading in the
                                                                                                                                                                    Commons on 10 Jan 2005, and is currently being
                                                                                                                                                                    debated in Commons Committee - Draft Bill
                                                                                                                                                                    available on website at:
                                                                                                                                                                    www.defra.gov.uk/environment/localenv/leqbill/ind
                                                                                                                                                                    ex.htm


      7      Better street lighting - We are encouraging local authorities to
             consider the option of using the Private Finance Intitiaive (PFI) to
                                                                                  Andrew Oldland
                                                                                  (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. 10 LA street lighting schemes in England have
                                                                                                                                                                    now been procured through PFI and 10 more are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Along with the 10, a further PFI highway maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        scheme, with street lighting a substantial part, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ongoing                      Ongoing

             fund improvements to street lighting. To date, nine Local Authority                                                                                    going through the procurement process.              Birmingham is currently in procurement.
             street lighting schemes in England have now been procured                                                                                              2. A total of £596m in PFI credits have been
             through PFI and three more are at an early stage of development.                                                                                       committed.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. In addition, street lighting renewal forms a
                                                                                                                                                                    substantial part of Portsmouth's highway
                                                                                                                                                                    maintenance PFI scheme signed in July 2004.




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Action no.   Commitment                                                                Lead official      Implement between   Longer term         Primary legislation Progress to date                                     Next Steps                                                    Target date for next steps     Target date for all action
                                                                                                          2004-2006           intention up to Dec required
                                                                                                                              2009

      8      Manual for Streets - DfT in partnership with ODPM and local
             authorities, will launch a 'Manual for Streets' which will aim to raise
                                                                                       Gereint Killa
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Sounding Board met on 18 June 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                     2. Finished specification in Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Tenders to be returned by 26 January 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2. Award contract mid-February 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mid-February 2005.             Contract due for completion by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        February 2006.
             the standard of design for local roads. This will bring outdated          Larry Townsend                                                                3. Invnitations to tender issued 14 Dec 2004          3. Work commences late February 2005.
             aspects of existing guidance into line with current thinking, with the    (ODPM)
             aim of bringing an end to use of inappropriate design standards.


      9      Encouraging Home Zones and Quiet Lanes - DfT will issue
             regulations to allow roads to be dseignated as Quiet Lanes or
                                                                                       Catherine Lovell
                                                                                       (DfT) and
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Draft Regulations consultation commenced on
                                                                                                                                                                     20 Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Regulations aim to be in force in spring 2005.             Spring 2005                    Spring 2005

             Home Zones and for use orders and speed orders, and publish               Wayne Duerden                                                                 2. Consultation closed on 19 Nov 2004
             guidance about how to do it.                                              (DfT)

    10
 ACHIEVED
             New powers in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act - to enable the
             police to move on groups of young people who may be causing
                                                                                Jonathan Batt
                                                                                (Home Office)
                                                                                                          a                                       a                  1. Part 4 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003,
                                                                                                                                                                     which deals with dispersal powers is now in force.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           None - objective achieved.                                    Achieved                       Achieved

             fear or distress to people in areas where there is a problem with
             anti-social behaviour. The purpose of this new measure is to allow
             people to use public spaces without fear.

2. BETTER FACILITIES FOR WALKING AND CYCLING
     11      Inclusive design - DfT will continue to promote the importance of Sue Sharp (DfT)            a                   a                                      1. Principles of Inclusive Design being promoted at 1. This process is ongoing.                                     Ongoing                        Ongoing
             inclusive design in the pedestrian environment                                                                                                          conferences, seminars etc..


     12      Better enforcement - DfT will seek to include, in the Traffice Roy Martin (DfT)
             Management Bill, improved powers to tackle obstructions of
                                                                                                          a                                       a                  1. Royal Assent was gained on 22 July 2004.           1. Regulations under Part 6 of the Act for parking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enforcement to be brought in late 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Autumn 2005                    Autumn 2006

             pedestrians or cycling crossing points, and driving in cycle lanes.                                                                                                                                           2. Regulations to enable enforcement of moving
             We do so by extending civil powers to enforce traffic law on                                                                                                                                                  contraventions in cycle lanes expected in 2006, which will
             parking and driving offences to provide for greater pedestrian and                                                                                                                                            follow the pilots recently started in London, which are not
             cyclist safety.                                                                                                                                                                                               due to finish until summer 2005.

     13      Better walking and cycling routes - DfT will provide guidance, in Gereint Killa
             our new Local Transport Notes on the provision of safe, high-         (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Consultation commenced on 12 May 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                     2. Consultation closed on 13 Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Analysis of consultation responses and re-writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           documents in first half of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         May-2005                       Jul-2005

             quality walking and cycling infrastructure to improve existing routes                                                                                                                                         2. Publication due Summer 2005.
             and to incorporate high-quality design into new routes.


     14      Crossings for pedestrians and cyclists - The Highways Agency Patrick Sewell
             is developing a Non-Motorised User Crossing programme to            (HA)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Over 1,000 crossing points have been identified 1. Monitor progress of delivery in line with existing
                                                                                                                                                                     where improvements to the safety or convenience programmes of work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This is an ongoing programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is an ongoing programme of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        work
             reduce the risks for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders at 1,200                                                                                     of the crossing could be delivered. 2.The sites are
             crossing sites across the major road network.                                                                                                           being addressed as part of existing programmes of
                                                                                                                                                                     work

    15
 ACHIEVED
             Walking and Cycling Fund Toolkit - DfT will provide local
             authorities with the toolkit they need to set up local Cycling and
                                                                                       Bob Richards
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Toolkit now provided on DfT website @             1. Use to be promoted with letter to GOs and regional
                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_control/do cycling co-ordinators in Feb 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Promotion ongoing              Promotion ongoing

             Walking Project Funds, using their local transport plan funding, to                                                                                     cuments/contentservertemplate/dft_index.hcst?n=
             support small-scale non-highwaty improvements to facilities for                                                                                         6016&l=2.
             walkers and cyclists.                                                                                                                                   2. Wrote to all LAs to advise of existance of
                                                                                                                                                                     website toolkit Feb 2004.

     16      Extending the National Cycle Network - DfT will enter into
             negotiations with Sustrans over funding new sections of the
                                                                                       Richard Cave
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Detailed discussions with Sustrans took place in
                                                                                                                                                                     July 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Project Board meetings continue monthly with progress Spring 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           reports from Sustrans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spring 2006

             National Cyce Network to link existing safer walking and cycling                                                                                        2. First Project Board Meeting took place on 31       2. Some routes completed in Jan, but majority expected to
             routes to schools.                                                                                                                                      Aug 2004.                                             be complete by spring / summer 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     3. Launch of £10m funding from DfT on 14 Oct          3. Monitoring of quality of build via the LAs to begin Feb
                                                                                                                                                                     2004.                                                 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     4. Gateway Review carried out in Dec 2004 and         4. Monitoring of use commences Summer 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     given 'green' status.                                 5. Results expected from winter 2005 onwards into spring
                                                                                                                                                                     5. Sustrans inform DfT in Dec that further funding    2006 depending on date of completion.
                                                                                                                                                                     from LAs brings total to over £26m.
                                                                                                                                                                     6. DfT made payment to Sustrans in early Jan
                                                                                                                                                                     2005.

     17      Cycle parking at rail stations - In partnership with the rail
             industry, DfT will look to invest more than £500,000 in upgrading
                                                                                       Bob Richards
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                                                          1. Agreed scope of Project with SRA.
                                                                                                                                                                     2.SRA offerred funding to Train Operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. TOCs install new cycle parking equipment from March - Mar-2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oct 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dec-2005

             cycle parking facilities at 200 targeted stations, where current                                                                                        Companies in Oct 2004.                                2. Monitoring of use of cycle parking equipment
             demand outstrips supply or where provision is of poor quality.                                                                                          3. Bids received Dec 2004.                            commences end of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     4. SRA lets consultancy contract in Dec 2004
                                                                                                                                                                     5. Consultant analysis of TOC bids and orders
                                                                                                                                                                     cycle parking equipment in Dec 2004 - Jan 2005

     18      Inland waterway routes - DfT will work with British Waterways to
             consider how best to exploit the potential of canal and river
                                                                                       Chris Watts
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                          a                   a                                      1. Officials met with British Waterways to discuss
                                                                                                                                                                     way forward on 24 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. DfT to circulate scoping paper to Government Offices,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other government departments and NGOs in Feb 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Feb-2005                       Ongoing

             towpaths to provide accessible routes for walking and cycling in                                                                                        2. British Waterways provided scoping paper of        2. DfT and British Waterways to consider funding
             our towns and cities.                                                                                                                                   potential deliverables 10 Dec 2004.                   opportunities during spring/summer 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     3. Further meeting between DfT and BW officals
                                                                                                                                                                     on 14 Jan 2005.




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Action no.   Commitment                                                                Lead official     Implement between   Longer term         Primary legislation Progress to date                                       Next Steps                                                   Target date for next steps   Target date for all action
                                                                                                         2004-2006           intention up to Dec required
                                                                                                                             2009

     19      Government setting the standard - DfT and ODPM will produce Martin Ellis (DfT)
             a standard for Government Departments on pedestrian and cycle
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Met with OGDs on 3 Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                    2. First Draft Briefing Paper circulated to DfTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Identify DfT's current capacity to meet standard by Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Feb-2005                     Mar-2006

             access to Government's own buildings - both for visitors and staff.                                                                                    Procurement and Estates Division Sep 2004.              2. ENV(G) Ministers meeting 2 March to establish the
             We will then seek to set a target date by which high quality accss                                                                                     3. Proposed standard circulated to DEFRA in Nov         current position within government departments.
             for pedestrians and cyclists, whether visitors or staff, and secure                                                                                    2004 with aim to include in Review of Sustainable       3. Aim to build into review of Sustainable Development
             storage for cycles will be delivered at all buildings.                                                                                                 Development of the Government Estate.                   (SD) of government estate by 31 March 2006.



3. INFLUENCING TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR
     20      Supporting cycling and walking to school - DfT and DfES will
             continue to roll out the Travelling to School initiative, with the aim
                                                                                       Margaret Longes
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Network of School Travel Advisers (STA) &
                                                                                                                                                                    Regional STAs now in place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Carry out initial evaluation in Spring 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Submission to Ministers in June 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spring 2005                  2010

             of ensuring that every school in England has a school travel plan                                                                                      2. £14m paid to schools with School Travel Plans. 3. Secure funding by July 2005 for period post March
             by 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                                 2006.



     21      Making School Travel Plans Work - Before the end of 2004, DfT Margaret Longes
             will publish research and good practice to consolidate and build on (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. Draft research report and good practice guide to 1. Hold end-of-project seminar in March 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                    be agreed in Feb 2005.                              2. Publish research report and good practice guide in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Feb-2005                          Apr-2005

             existing guidance on school travel plans. The project will provide                                                                                                                                         2005.
             an update of case studies in earlier research to identify success
             stories and difficulties encountered. This will help to establish
             which aspects of the school travel plan process would benefit from
             more guidance or additional resources.

     22      Kerbcraft - As part of our £9 million, 5-year research project, DfT Charlotte
             will continue to explore with our partner local authorities the scope Bradford (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Indep. evaluation interim report received in
                                                                                                                                                                    autumn 2004. Findings being considered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Tranche 2 ends March 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Indep. evaluation final report summer 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mar-2006                     Mar-2007

             for the Kerbcraft model to be applied to a wider range of local                                                                                        2. Tranche 1 ended Dec 2004                             3. Tranche 3 ends March 2007.
             authorities, and how it can be sustained into the long term.

     23      Cycling to school - DfT will continue to support the Bike It
             initiative by the National Cycling Strategy Board and the cycle
                                                                                       Terry Deere
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. The Events Group appointed in Dec 2003 to
                                                                                                                                                                    seek a commercial sponsor for Bike It and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Sponsor must be willing to invest £1m pa for minimum Summer 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 years. Sponsorship hoped to begin in mid 2005. Events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ongoing

             industry to comprehensively promote cycling to school. Bike It is                                                                                      National Bike Week. Major meeting held with             Group to continue to seek a commercial sponsor.
             being piolted in 40 schools, bringing together cycle parking, cycle                                                                                    NCS Board & key cycling organisations to discuss        Possible link up with British Cycling to be explored.
             training, traffic calming and promotion, with a dedicated co-                                                                                          the way forward (29/11/03). Main conclusions:-          2. Bike It now being rolled out through School Travel
             ordinaotr. DfT will monitor the results with a view to further roll-out                                                                                Events Group to continue to seek a commercial           Advisers network.
             and assist in the search for a commercial sponsor.                                                                                                     sponsor + possibility of joining with British Cycling
                                                                                                                                                                    to extend their Go Ride programme with support
                                                                                                                                                                    from Sport England funding.
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Sustrans appointed in spring 2004 to administer
                                                                                                                                                                    Bike It programme.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Bike It 4 regional Co-ordinators appointed in
                                                                                                                                                                    May2004 to run the programmes in the 40 pilots.
                                                                                                                                                                    4. National standards for school cycle training
                                                                                                                                                                    were drawn up in June 2004.



     24      Cycle training for children - DfT will also promote the use by
             local authorities of a new National Standard for Child Cyclist
                                                                                       Chris Watts
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                                          1. Discussions with cycle training organisations     1. DfT and other government departments to establish
                                                                                                                                                                    over roll-out of, and support for, National Standard helpline and accreditation schemes in spring 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Spring 2005                  Spring 2007

             Training, developed with more than 20 road safety and cycling                                                                                          in July 2004.
             groups.                                                                                                                                                2. Public Health White Paper, Choosing Health,
                                                                                                                                                                    published Nov 2004 and committed Government
                                                                                                                                                                    to support roll out of national standard through
                                                                                                                                                                    funding helpline, instructor training and
                                                                                                                                                                    accreditation mechanisms.

     25      Walking and cycling to work - We will work with large employers Martin Ellis /
             and employer organisations to promote the spread of employer-   Jeremy Ketley
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Discussions with cycle industry to promote cycle 1. Awaiting clearance from Inland Revenue and finalise
                                                                                                                                                                    purchase scheme for employers/employees in          cycle purchase guidance and publish on website by April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Apr-2005                     Ongoing

             backed schemes, encouraging employees to cycle to their         (DfT)                                                                                  July 2004.                                          2005.
             workplace.                                                                                                                                             2. Draft guidance on cycle purchase schemes sent
                                                                                                                                                                    for comments to OGDs and cycle industry Nov
                                                                                                                                                                    2004.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. DfT also supports employers through the
                                                                                                                                                                    provision of best practice guidance and up to 5
                                                                                                                                                                    days free site specific advice on travel plans.

     26      Sustainable travel towns - DfT is investing £10 million over the
             next 5 years in three towns in England which will build on the
                                                                               Jeremy Ketley
                                                                               (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                   a                                      1. Worcester, Peterborough and Darlington
                                                                                                                                                                    announced as the three project towns April 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Roll out the project over the next 4-5 years.                Ongoing                      Ongoing

             conclusions of our soft factors research, and act as 'models' for                                                                                      2. Baseline survey work on travel behaviour
             the promotion of sustainable travel. These will showcase best                                                                                          against which the project will be assessed in future
             practice for encouraging walking and cycling, primarily through                                                                                        years was carried out Sept-Dec 2004.
             providing improved infrastructure as well as major programmes of                                                                                       3. Recruitment of project team members by towns
             personalised travel planning.                                                                                                                          complete.
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Tendering for Personalised Travel Planning
                                                                                                                                                                    underway
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Conference planned for 17 March in Darlington
                                                                                                                                                                    to report back on progress made during first year.




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Action no.   Commitment                                                           Lead official     Implement between   Longer term         Primary legislation Progress to date                                       Next Steps                                                      Target date for next steps   Target date for all action
                                                                                                    2004-2006           intention up to Dec required
                                                                                                                        2009

     27      Promoting physical activity - Sport England will continue a pilot
             study on promoting health benefits of routine physical activity.
                                                                                  Vanessa Ashby
                                                                                  (Sport England)
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Campaign in North East from June to end of
                                                                                                                                                               Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Meetings with key stakeholders to take place to share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       learning from campaign and inform any national social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan-2005                         Ongoing

             Everyday Sport is being piloted in the North East from June 2004,                                                                                 2. Evaluation report completed Dec 2004                 marketing campaign to promote activity -Jan/Feb 2005
             through a campaign of poster and leaflet advertising. DfT will                                                                                                                                            2. DfT will monitor use through the National Travel Survey.
             support the pilot by monitoring the effect on travel behaviour.                                                                                                                                           3. Additional regions identified in Feb/March 2005 to run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Everyday sport campaign




     28      Marketing cycling - DfT will continue to support the National
             Cycling Strategy Board's project to extend, and maximise the
                                                                                    Richard Cave
                                                                                    (DfT)
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Initial draft of 3 year marketing plan produced in
                                                                                                                                                               Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. To consider distribution of current materials (local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       authority marketing toolkit / Bike For publicity materials) 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ongoing                       Ongoing

             benefits of, marketing of cycling. It will continue to support the new                                                                            2. Bike For leaflets and graphics CD launched at        Marketing of cycling is ongoing and will continue to seek
             'bike for' endorsements by central and local government, cycling                                                                                  School Travel Advisors conference in London on          opportunities to promote 'Bike For' endorsements.
             groups and the bicycle industry                                                                                                                   14-15 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               3. Also launched at Cycle Show 2004 on 23-26
                                                                                                                                                               Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               4. Final draft of 3 year marketing plan produced in
                                                                                                                                                               November 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               5. Meeting between NCSB and DfT Marketing in
                                                                                                                                                               Jan/Feb 2005

     29      National Bike Week - We shall continue to promote and support Terry Deere
             Bike Week which help to raise awareness of the opportunities for, (DfT)
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Budget proposals for future Bike Weeks 2005-7
                                                                                                                                                               are being drawn up and will be put to NCS Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Bike week proposed for 2005 is 11-19 June.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2. Detailed planning for Bike Week 2005 to be undertaken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jun-2005                            Ongoing

             and benefits of, cycling to work and for leisure in an annual festival                                                                            & Bike Hub (cycle industry) Committee by end of         by BW Steering Group during 2005.
             of cycling.                                                                                                                                       September. Proposed budget for 2005-7 =                 3. Following funding approval DfT has written to the
                                                                                                                                                               £150,000 (from DfT, Regional Assemblies, TfL &          devolved administrations to persuade them to increasre
                                                                                                                                                               Bike Hub) Recommendations expected to go to             their contributions for 2005 (22/12/04)
                                                                                                                                                               DfT Ministers in Oct 04. Funding for Bike Week
                                                                                                                                                               2005 approved by DfT Minister, 16/12/04. Funding
                                                                                                                                                               increased from £50,000 in 2004 to £65,000 for
                                                                                                                                                               2005. Funding conditional on Bike Week
                                                                                                                                                               remaning part of the NCS Board's overall
                                                                                                                                                               marketing of cycling strategy. Bike Week to form
                                                                                                                                                               part of the overall marketing of cycling. SEE ALSO
                                                                                                                                                               Cycling to School and Marketing Cycling
                                                                                                                                                               above.


     30      National walking website - DfT will support the establishment      Richard Cave
             and maintenance of a website/portal which provides information on (DfT)
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Prelim meeting held with some interested
                                                                                                                                                               parties on 1 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Tender exercise for development work on the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       portal expected in Feb/Mar 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Feb-2005                     Ongoing

             research, training and good practice for walking practioners, as                                                                                  2. Scoping paper produced on behalf of the main
             well as lnks for the public to find out about walks, and walking                                                                                  walking organisations presented to DfT in
             groups, in their locality. The website www.walk21.com will provide                                                                                December 2004.
             a special forum for practioners to share their experience and                                                                                     3. Discussed at meeting of walking groups in
             discuss difficulties and success stories                                                                                                          January 2005
                                                                                                                                                               4. Draft technical specification to be complete by
                                                                                                                                                               end of Jan 2005.

    31
 ACHIEVED
             Cycling portal - DfT, NCS Board and the cycle industry will
             support development and maintenance of this key resource
                                                                                Richard Cave
                                                                                (DfT)
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Holding page available on website from June
                                                                                                                                                               2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Now that the portal is operational, DfT will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    support the development and maintenance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ongoing                      Ongoing

             www.bikeforall.net to provide a focus for questions from potential                                                                                2. Carlton Reid as Editor appointed in June 2004.
             and existing cyclists about why, how and where to cycle.                                                                                          3. Design company creating website, handed over
                                                                                                                                                               to editor for testing on 16 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               4. Portal officially launched by Charlotte Atkins at
                                                                                                                                                               Cycle Show on 23-26 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               5. Handover of site to Bicycle Association (on
                                                                                                                                                               behalf of the industry) expected in Feb 2005.

     32      Transport Direct - DfT will make full use of Transport Direct's
             new website and make lnks between this and the Cycling and
                                                                                  Chris Watts /
                                                                                  Shane Snow
                                                                                                    a                   a                                      1. Receipt of user requirement and technical
                                                                                                                                                               specification from scoping team in Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Commencing pilots in spring 2005.                            Spring - 2005                Ongoing

             Walking portals to provide people with the best available            (DfT)                                                                        2. Established relationship to TfL cycle journey
             information to plan their journey. DfT will continue to work with                                                                                 planner in Aug 2004.
             cycling interests to devise a cycling journey planner and to provide                                                                              3. Technical specification and user requirement
             comprehensive maps and other locational advice to enhance                                                                                         considered by NCS Board/DfT/Transport Direct in
             journeys on foot.                                                                                                                                 Jan 2005.
                                                                                                                                                               4. Transport Direct / DfT currently looking at
                                                                                                                                                               proposal for sustainable town pilots of cycle
                                                                                                                                                               journey planner.

     33      Walking maps - DfT will bring together those who have produced
             state-of-the-art walkiing maps to produce good practice guidance
                                                                                  Richard Cave
                                                                                  (DfT)
                                                                                                    a                                                          1. Met with leading exponents on 1 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                               2. Scoping paper looking at what research is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Production of guidance, likely to be in form of a tool kit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       expected to be ready by summer 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Summer - 2005                Ongoing

             on the benefits of such maps.                                                                                                                     already available presented to DfT in Nov 2004.         2.. Tool Kit will be piloted in the 3 Sustainable Travel
                                                                                                                                                               3. Awaiting comments from other experts in              Towns in mid/late 2005.
                                                                                                                                                               Walking Maps - expected by end Jan 2005                 3. Following pilot, promote toolkit to local authorities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NGOs.

4. SKILLS AND CAPACITY


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                                                                                                       2004-2006           intention up to Dec required
                                                                                                                           2009

     34      Street audits - ODPM and DfT will continue to support Living
             Streets' work to train local authority professionals in carrying out
                                                                                     Richard Cave
                                                                                     (DfT) Louise
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. Met with Living Streets / ODPM / DfT on 15 Sep
                                                                                                                                                                  2004 to discuss future SPG application.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. End of SPG funding on 31 May 2005. Awaiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ministerial decision on awarding further SGP funding -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feb-2005                     Ongoing

             street audits                                                           Enticknap                                                                    2. DfT continuing to support the development of          announcement expected in Feb 2005
                                                                                     (ODPM)                                                                       Community Street Audits (CSA).                           2. Potential for a CSA of streets surrounding DfT HQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           buildings

     35      Urban design awareness - ODPM will support an Urban Design
             Alliance/Commission on Architecture and the Built Environment
                                                                                     Alastair Donald
                                                                                     (ODPM)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. Research and training programme completed in 1. Key messages to be disseminated by IHT technical
                                                                                                                                                                  Sep 2004.                                       journal to professional staff - ongoing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ongoing                                    Ongoing

             programme to promote urban design awareness-raising for                                                                                                                                              2. Commission for Architecture and the Build Environment
             transport planners; to provide some skills in urban design; and                                                                                                                                      (CABE) training sessions to take place from Jan to March
             inspire transport planners develop more exercise.                                                                                                                                                    2005                                                   3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CABE consideration of further work possibly required .

     36      National Cycling Strategy review - DfT will review the National
             Cycling Strategy, including its targets, and the role of the National
                                                                                     Nicole Lanitis
                                                                                     (DfT)
                                                                                                       a                                                          1. Information gathering stage of the review now
                                                                                                                                                                  complete.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. National Cycling Strategy Board (NCSB) review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           decision and recommendations due by 30 Jan 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30/01/2005                   30/01/2005

             Cycling Strategy Board and the English Regional Cycling
             Development Team. The review will focus on the effectiveness of
             the Strategy and its institutions in increasing cycling levels and
             inform policy direction for cycling.

     37      Professional training for cycling and walking - DfT will work
             with the English Regions Cycling Development Team, the National
                                                                                     Bob Richards
                                                                                     (DfT - cycling)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      Cycling 1. Cycling Training Modules completed
                                                                                                                                                                  end of Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cycling 1. DfT to let by tender contract to run cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           training modules in early 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mar-2005                     Ongoing

             Cycling Strategy Board and walking organisations to develop             Richard Cave                                                                 2. Cycle Training Prospectus sent to all local           2. Steering Committee on cycling to be set up to oversee
             training modules for transport professionals on design for safe and     (DfT - walking)                                                              authorities in Oct 2004.                                 project.
             pleasant walking and cycling journeys.                                                                                                               3. Meeting of UK Governments, i.e. devolved              3. Cycle Training Modules for 2005-06 to begin in April
                                                                                                                                                                  administrations, to agree delivery and promotion of      2005.
                                                                                                                                                                  training modules Dec 2004                                Walking 1. DfT to consider the options for developing
                                                                                                                                                                  Walking 1. Discussed in September with Living            outline walking document into a module based training
                                                                                                                                                                  Streets and Transport Research Laboratory over           package early in 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                  suitablity of community street audits, Pedestrian        2. DfT to consider possible delivery mechanics for
                                                                                                                                                                  Environment Reports (PERS) to serve as a                 completed training package.
                                                                                                                                                                  foundation for professional training on walking.
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Several further meetings held with leading
                                                                                                                                                                  walking organisations to discuss what training
                                                                                                                                                                  already available.
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Outline framework and contents of training
                                                                                                                                                                  package presented to DfT in Jan 2005.


     38      Working with professional institutions - DfT will work with the
             National Cycling Strategy Board and walking groups to persuade
                                                                                     Bob Richards
                                                                                     (DfT - cycling)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      Cycling 1. None yet as waiting for cycle training
                                                                                                                                                                  modules to be completed, which should be ready
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cycling 1. Academics and institutions to be consulted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2005 to include cycle training modules in future degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Summer 2005                      Ongoing

             professional institutions and universities to take on the training      Richard Cave                                                                 soon - see Professional Training above.                  courses and as part of vocational training on professional
             modules developed for walking and cycling as part of their              (DfT - walking)                                                              Walking 1. Similarly for walking design, we are          development.
             programmes of undergraduate teaching and continuing                                                                                                  waiting for the completion of the study on               Walking 1. Institutions to be consulted and approached to
             professional development.                                                                                                                            professional training.                                   include walking design in future degree courses during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           development of training package in Action 37 above.

     39      Accredited cycle trainers - DfT with CTC, LARSOA and other
             cycle trainering interests will continue to work to promote
                                                                                     Chris Watts
                                                                                     (DfT)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. Open discussions with CTC, LARSOA and other 1. See Cycle Training for Children.
                                                                                                                                                                  interests re accreditation in July 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spring 2005                  Ongoing

             accreditation of cycle trainers to train to the new National                                                                                         2. Commitment to accredit instructors schemes
             Standards for cycle training, and will work with CTC to establish a                                                                                  and centres contained in Public Health White
             professional register of those who have gained accreditation.                                                                                        Paper, Choosing Health published in Nov 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Further discussions in Nov 2004 with
                                                                                                                                                                  stakeholders.

5. MONITORING SUCCESS
     40      Walking and Cycling in Local Transport Plans - Both cycling
             and walking levels and modal share for the journey to work and
                                                                                     Stephen
                                                                                     Reynolds &
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. LTP process is under way - see Better
                                                                                                                                                                  Transport Planning above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Local household travel survey instrument being piloted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in February 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feb-2005                     2010

             school will be key indicators of outcome in the 2005-2010 Local         Olivia                                                                       2. Contract to develop survey instrument awarded         2. Finalisation of Local Transport Plan mandatory
             Transport Plan process, subject to the consultation process.            Christophersen                                                               in Nov 2004.                                             indicators by April 2005.
                                                                                     (DfT)

     41      Reviewing the cycle targets - DfT will review both the            Nicole Lanitis
             quadrupling, by 2012, and trebling, by 2010, targets from the NCS (DfT)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. The Future of Transport published on 20 July
                                                                                                                                                                  2004 stated that we are moving away from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. The decision has been made to replace the general,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aspirational national targets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ongoing                      Ongoing

             and the Ten Year Plan. This will be in the context of a wider                                                                                        national targets and towards working closely with        2. DfT is now starting to work with local authorities on the
             ranging reqiew of the National Cycling Strategy and will consider                                                                                    individual LAs to put in place more focused,             targets for their second round local transport plans,
             the local impact of the national targets.                                                                                                            sharper, local plans and targets for cycling. The        including on cycling.
                                                                                                                                                                  Future of Transport can be accessed at
                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_about/doc
                                                                                                                                                                  uments/divisionhomepage/031259.hcsp

     42      Automatic cycle counter network - DfT will work in partnership Stephen
             with local authorities to install a network of automatic cycle       Reynolds (DfT)
                                                                                                       a                   a                                      1. Pilot tests to establish feasibility of rolling out
                                                                                                                                                                  network to be completed Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Further pilot trials with assistance from Sustrans during Mid 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           first half of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2006

             counters. These will provide regular data to DfT and a useful set of                                                                                 2. Pilot tests were inconclusive - final report          2. If pilot test successful, DfT to conduct a procurement
             trend data to supplement the National Travel Survey and road                                                                                         received Dec 2004. Further pilot trials to be            exercise for equipment for England (exc London) network.
             traffic estimates.                                                                                                                                   undertaken testing a variety of equipment.               Contractors to be appointed by end of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3. Network to be operational by end 2006.




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