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									      Talacre Community Sports Centre Green Travel Plan

                  Talacre Community Sports Centre
                            Dalby Street
                             NW5 3AF

Prepared by Ida Gupta

   1      Introduction
   2      Context
   3      Travel Plan objectives and action plan
   4      Targets
   5      Monitoring and review

Prepared by Ida Gupta
   1 Introduction

   The principle objective of the Green Travel Plan (GTP) is to set out a       Formatted: Bullets and
long term strategy to;
    i)     facilitate and encourage modes of staff and customer travel to the
           sports centre by means other than the private car, and;
    ii)    Effectively implement a Service Management Plan (SMP) to
           control and manage servicing and deliveries.
   A GTP is a strategy to manage the travel patterns and demands created        Formatted: Bullets and
by an organisation in a way that minimises adverse effects such as vehicle
exhaust emissions, local pollution and congestion, while encouraging
positive effects such as increased uptake of walking and cycling, greater
accessibility to the site, and financial and time savings. A successful GTP
will reduce reliance on the private car by promoting alternatives such as
walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing.
   This GTP has been prepared in accordance with central government
guidance issued by the DfT and TfL. Its purpose is to set out a series of
principles and actions to achieve an ongoing commitment to sustainable

   2 Context

    Talacre Community Sports Centre is a large multi-user community sports      Formatted: Bullets and
facility, approximately two minutes walk from Kentish Town West railway
station, 10 minutes walk from Kentish Town Underground station and facing
onto Prince of Wales Road which is well served by various bus routes. The
Centre presently has approximately 12 cycle parking spaces, and three
disabled parking spaces. There is no car parking for customers, but staff can
park outside the main entrance.
    The centre is open 7 days a week, from 8:30am until 10:30pm on
weekdays, with earlier closing on weekends.
    The centre is well used by different sections of the community,
presenting diverse travel needs to be taken into consideration.

   3 Travel plan objectives and action plan

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   3.1 The sports centre is well situated for convenient access by public
   transport, and offers cycle parking. The walkways accessing the centre
   through Talacre Park are well-maintained, and private car use is strongly
   discouraged by the lack of customer parking, although this does create
   demand on metered spaces in surrounding streets. The main objectives of
   the travel plan should be;

   i)      to raise awareness of alternatives among current car users, and;
   ii)     to support and encourage those who are already accessing the
           centre in a sustainable way, and;
   iii)    to effectively implement an SMP.

   3.2 To fulfil these objectives, the following action plan will be adopted:

   1) Carry out random snapshot surveys for one day every 2 months,
      asking staff and customers how they accessed the centre that day, why
      they used a particular mode, and what would encourage them to use a
      more sustainable transport mode if they came by private car.
   2) Increase cycle parking provision at the centre.
   3) Display public transport information (maps and timetables)
      prominently in public areas and staff room.
   4) Offer staff members incentives such as interest-free cycle loans and
      season ticket loans.
   5) Create a Bicycle Users’ Group (BUG) for staff and customers who
      regularly cycle to the centre, to identify areas for improvement to
      local cycle routes and facilities.
   6) Encourage car sharing amongst staff wherever possible to reduce the
      number of private car journeys made.
   7) Develop an SMP to, as far as possible, limit suppliers’ deliveries to
      between 8:30am and 2pm each day, in order to reduce vehicle
      congestion at peak times.

   4      Targets

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   4.1 Quantitative targets can only be devised once snapshot surveys have
   been carried out and figures such as number of private car journeys,
   number of bicycle journeys etc, have been calculated. As a guide,
   example targets should include a % increase in trips completed by public
   transport, walking and cycling, and a % decrease in trips made by private
   car. Initial surveys will be carried out within 6 months of the GTP being
   adopted, following on from which realistic but achievable targets can be

   5 Monitoring and review

   In order to maintain momentum and gauge progress, it is necessary to
   review the success of the plan. For this reason, repeat snapshot surveys of
   staff and customer travel should be carried out at 2 monthly intervals to
   identify modal shift and influence the further development of targets.

Prepared by Ida Gupta

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