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


1. IMPROVING THE WALKING AND CYCLING ENVIRONMENT
 1 ACHIEVED    Improving access to town centres - DCLG will publish a new
               Planning Policy Statement 6 (PPS6) which will advise local
                                                                                      Tony Thompson
                                                                                      (DCLG)
                                                                                                      a                                     1. Consultation period closed on 15 March 2004 -
                                                                                                                                            PPS6 in advanced state of drafting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No success criteria as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         information resource for
               authorities to plan their town centres to give priority to pedestrians                                                       2. PPS6 published 21 March 2005 and available                                                                                                                LAs.
               and cyclists and improve the pedestrian environment                                                                          at:
                                                                                                                                            http://www.DCLG.gov.uk/stellent/groups/DCLG_c
                                                                                                                                            ontrol/documents/contentservertemplate/DCLG_i
                                                                                                                                            ndex.hcst?n=6646&l=3



      2        Streamlining the planning process - Under reforms in the           Liz Barnard
               Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, local authorities will (DCLG)
                                                                                                      a           a                         1. Draft revised Circular on s106 agreements
                                                                                                                                            published on 2 November 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Longer term reforms to developer contributions system
                                                                                                                                                                                                    likely and linked to possible introduction of a Planning-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                During 2007        Ongoing               Announcement by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chancellor on PGS will
               be able to secure a payment to ameliorate the direct impact of                                                               2. Final Circular published on 18 July 2005             gain Supplement.                                                                                     determine direction of
               developments. This will supplement the regime of 'section 106'                                                               3. Good practice guidance on planning                                                                                                                        action.
               agreements, which will provide a means of enabling proposed                                                                  obligations published 1 August 2006
               development to proceed by securing developer contributions. The
               new contributions may be used to provide routes to, and facilities
               for, pedestrians and cyclists both around and within the
               development.




      3        Walking and cycling in sustainable communities - DCLG and
               DfT will work closely together to ensure that new development,
                                                                              Claire Spink
                                                                              (DfT)
                                                                                                      a           a                         1. Business planning guidance issued to Local
                                                                                                                                            Delivery Vehicles in the growth areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Monitor the delivery of the GAF2 and CIF projects.       Ongoing            Projects to be     1. Successful completion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   delivered by March of infrastructure on the
               including that in the housing growth areas identified in the                                                                 emphasising the importance of design,                                                                                                  2008               ground.
               Communities Plan and major town centre schemes, includes good                                                                environmental performance and green
               provision for pedestrians and cyclists as key features of good                                                               infrastructure
               design.                                                                                                                      2. All Growth Areas and Thames Gateway Fund
                                                                                                                                            projects projects are underway and set for
                                                                                                                                            completion by 31st March 2008.


 4. ACHIEVED   Better transport planning - DfT will issue updated guidance on        Kelvin Hughes
               Local Transport Plans. Local authorities will be expected to set out (DfT)
                                                                                                      a                                     1. Ministers approve Draft LTP2 23 July 2004.
                                                                                                                                            2. Draft Guidance consultation closes Oct 04.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LAs set local targets for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         increasing walking and
               in their Plans how their policies and schemes, including their plans                                                         3. LTP2 launched on 8 Dec 2004 & Seminar for                                                                                                                 cycling through the LTP
               to improve walking and cycling, will deliver better outcomes for                                                             LA Ch Exs 14 Dec 2004.                                                                                                                                       process and measured
               congestion, pollution and road safety and improve quality of life                                                            4. LTP Network Seminar Jan 2005.                                                                                                                             through the annual
               and health. We will also expect local authorities to explore how                                                             5. LTP assessment criteria worked out for                                                                                                                    progress reports
               walking and cycling policies and schemes can deliver better                                                                  provisional LTPs with scoring criteria set April 05
               access to jobs, goods and services. Funding allocations will be                                                              6. Provisional LTPs returned to DfT July 2005.
               related to the performance of authorities against their local targets                                                        7. Delivery report on the 5 years of LTP1 and on
               for better transport.                                                                                                        formula funding for IT Block sent out for
                                                                                                                                            consultation July 2005.
                                                                                                                                            8. Assessment of LTPs in Autumn 2005.
                                                                                                                                            9. Formula funding agreed at the 2005 settlement
                                                                                                                                            and monies allocated to authorities Dec 2005.
                                                                                                                                            10. Final guidance on Delivery Report forwarded
                                                                                                                                            to LAs Feb 2006.
                                                                                                                                            11. Final LTPs delivered 31 March 2006
                                                                                                                                            12. Assessment process carried out on LTPs (Apr-
                                                                                                                                            Jun 06)
                                                                                                                                            13. Reconciliation of scores (July 06)
                                                                                                                                            14. Decision letters issued 18 December 2006
                                                                                                                                            with each LA provided with feedback on the LTPs
                                                                                                                                            and can be seen at
                                                                                                                                            http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/regional/ltp/capital/ltpset
                                                                                                                                            tle06/




      5        Improving rights of way - From 2005, DfT will integrate Rights of
               Way Improvement Plans in England into the local transport
                                                                                   Kelvin Hughes
                                                                                   (DfT)
                                                                                                      a           a                         1. Guidance on first stage of integration of
                                                                                                                                            ROWIPs and LTPs included in LTP2 - see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                April-June 07      Ongoing               LAs include ROWIP in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         provisional LTPs and
               planning process. This will ensure the long-term stability of the   Dave Waterman                                            above.                                                                                                                                                       success measured
               rights of way network and at the same time reduce the number of     (DEFRA)                                                  2. Defra have evaluated the ROWIP element of                                                                                                                 through LTP progress
               separate planning requirements on local authorities.                                                                         draft LTP2 and input to GO evaluation.                                                                                                                       reporting
                                                                                                                                            3. Defra issued further guidance to LHAs January
                                                                                                                                            2006 to aid revision of final LTPs.
                                                                                                                                            4. Defra evaluated ROW data in final LTPs and
                                                                                                                                            fed this in to GO assessments. LHAs have
                                                                                                                                            received feedback. 70% of authorities are
                                                                                                                                            making good or satisfactory progress with
                                                                                                                                            integration. ROW data fed back to




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


6 ACHIEVED    Cleaner streets - DEFRA will bring forward a Clean                      Rory Wallace
              Neighbourhoods bill which will bring tougher, streamlined, flexible (DEFRA)
                                                                                                        a                       a             1. Clean Neighbourhoods consultation, 15 July
                                                                                                                                              2004 to 24 Sep 2004 with Regulatory Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Local Authorities will make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       use of more effective
              powers to tackle a range of street clutter such as litter, fly posting,                                                         Assessment Dec 2004.                                                                                                                                     legislation which will
              fly tipping and graffiti.                                                                                                       2. Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill                                                                                                             improve the local
                                                                                                                                              laid before Parliament 7 Dec 2004.                                                                                                                       environment. The success
                                                                                                                                              3. Royal Assent received on 7 April 2005 to                                                                                                              will be measured through
                                                                                                                                              become the Clean Neighbourhoods and                                                                                                                      the Local Environmental
                                                                                                                                              Environment Act 2005. Available on website at:                                                                                                           Quality Survey for
                                                                                                                                              www.defra.gov.uk/environment/localenv/leqbill/in                                                                                                         England and Best Value
                                                                                                                                              dex.htm.                                                                                                                                                 Performance Indicator
                                                                                                                                              4. First raft of measures came into force 7th June                                                                                                       199.
                                                                                                                                              2005.
                                                                                                                                              5. Second raft of measures came into force 18th
                                                                                                                                              October 2005.
                                                                                                                                              6. Final guidance and further Regulations
                                                                                                                                              published March 2006.
                                                                                                                                              7. Majority of the Act's remaining measures came
                                                                                                                                              into force on the 6th April 2006




     7        Better street lighting - We are encouraging local authorities to
              consider the option of using the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to
                                                                                     Chris Hudson
                                                                                     (DfT)
                                                                                                        a           a                         1. Guidance on PFI for street lighting at
                                                                                                                                              www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_roads/docume
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Along with the 10, a further PFI highway maintenance 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                   scheme, with street lighting a substantial part, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ongoing               Reduction in the number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of columns over 40 years
              fund improvements to street lighting.                                                                                           nts/page/dft_roads_507991.hcsp                       Birmingham is currently in procurement.                                                             old.
                                                                                                                                              2. 15 Local Authorities in England have procured     2. English LAs outside London received an indicative
                                                                                                                                              street lighting schemes through the PFI route and    allocation for street lighting through the Local Transport
                                                                                                                                              5 more are going through the procurement             Capital Settlement for the financial year 2007/08. The
                                                                                                                                              process.                                             allocation was based on the number of columns over 40
                                                                                                                                              3. In addition, street lighting renewal forms a      years old.
                                                                                                                                              substantial part of Portsmouth's highway
                                                                                                                                              maintenance PFI scheme signed in July 2004.
                                                                                                                                              4. A total of £602m in PFI credits have been
                                                                                                                                              committed.
                                                                                                                                              5. UK Lighting Board published 'Well-lit Highways
                                                                                                                                              - Code of Practice for Highway Lighting
                                                                                                                                              Management' Nov 2004 available on DfT website
                                                                                                                                              www.ukroadsliaisongroup.org
                                                                                                                                              6. Ministerial approval has been given for
                                                                                                                                              fourteen Street Lighting PFI projects (totalling
                                                                                                                                              £690m of PFI Credits) to produce Outline
                                                                                                                                              Business Cases. The 14 projects were all
                                                                                                                                              submitted in the 2nd bidding round for Street
                                                                                                                                              Lighting PFI (announced in Nov 2005)




8 ACHIEVED    Manual for Streets - DfT in partnership with DCLG and local             Gereint Killa
              authorities, will launch a 'Manual for Streets' which will aim to raise (DfT) and Mario
                                                                                                        a                                     1. Sounding Board met on 18 June 2004.
                                                                                                                                              2. Finished specification in Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No success criteria as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       information resource for
              the standard of design for local roads. This will bring outdated        Wolf (DCLG)                                             3. Invitations to tender issued 14 Dec 2004                                                                                                              LAs.
              aspects of existing guidance into line with current thinking, with the                                                          4. Decision made to extend contract period to 18
              aim of bringing an end to use of inappropriate design standards.                                                                months to ease budgetary difficulties (costs now
                                                                                                                                              spread over 2 financial years).
                                                                                                                                              5. Tenders for the contract to produce MFS have
                                                                                                                                              been evaluated and the winning tenderer has
                                                                                                                                              been identified.
                                                                                                                                              6. Awarded contract May 2005
                                                                                                                                              7. Draft went out for peer review 15 Jun to 4 Aug
                                                                                                                                              8. Final proofs checked 16 March
                                                                                                                                              9. Published 29 March 07




9 ACHIEVED    Encouraging Home Zones and Quiet Lanes - DfT will issue
              regulations to allow roads to be designated as Quiet Lanes or
                                                                                     Wayne Duerden
                                                                                     (DfT)
                                                                                                        a                                     1. Regulations laid in Parliament 31 July 2006
                                                                                                                                              coming into force on 21 August 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                   None - objective achieved.                                 Achieved           Achieved

              Home Zones and for use orders and speed orders, and publish                                                                     2. Associated guidance in DfT Circular 02/2006
              guidance about how to do it.                                                                                                    published 9 august 2006


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 Bat
                                                                                 (Home Office)
                                                                                                        a                       a             1. Part 4 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003,
                                                                                                                                              which deals with dispersal powers is now in force.
              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      Sam Waugh          a           a                         1. Principles of Inclusive Design promoted        1. Revising the Inclusive Mobility Guidance issued to         Under              2008                  Publication of revised
              inclusive design in the pedestrian environment                         (DfT)                                                    through the Department's Inclusive Mobility Guide Local Authorities                                             development                              tools for promoting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       inclusive mobility at a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Local Authority level .


    12        Better enforcement - DfT will seek to include, in the Traffic Marilyn Waldron
              Management ACT, improved powers to tackle obstructions of (DfT)
                                                                                                        a           a           a             1. Royal Assent gained on 22 July 2004 and
                                                                                                                                              included what was possible to tackle obstruction
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Regulations and Statutory Guidance for parking
                                                                                                                                                                                                   enforcement planned to be laid in mid 2007, and come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2007               2008                  An initial increase on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7,123 Penalty Charge
              pedestrians or cycling crossing points, and driving in cycle lanes.                                                             of pedestrians, cycle crossing points and driving    into force in early 2008.                                                                           Notices (PCNs) issued in
              We do so by extending civil powers to enforce traffic law on                                                                    in cycle lanes.                                      2. Regulations and Statutory Guidance for moving traffic                                            England including London
              parking and driving offences to provide for greater pedestrian and                                                                                                                   offences planned 2008.                                                                              for the actions in question
              cyclist safety.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in 2003, followed by a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       decrease in the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PCNs issued on the 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       level.




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


    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. Work on re-writing LTNs in light of consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                comments will take place once resources become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2007               Autumn 2007           No success criteria as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      information resource for
              quality walking and cycling infrastructure to improve existing routes                                                            3. Analysis of consultation responses started in available.                                                                                            LAs.
              and to incorporate high-quality design into new routes.                                                                          2005 but stopped due to resource problems. Will
                                                                                                                                               restart in 2007.


    14        Crossings for pedestrians and cyclists - The Highways Agency
              is developing a Non-Motorised User Crossing programme to
                                                                                    Patrick Sewell
                                                                                    (HA)
                                                                                                         a           a                         1. Over 1,000 crossing points have been
                                                                                                                                               identified where improvements to the safety or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Monitor progress of delivery in line with existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                     programmes of work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ongoing            This is an ongoing The number of crossing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                programme of       points addressed in-year
              reduce the risks for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders at 1,200   Jennifer Ariss                                             convenience of the crossing could be delivered.                                                                                  work               will be monitored
              crossing sites across the major road network.                         (HA)                                                       2. At the end of March 2006 15% of the crossing                                                                                                     quarterly.
                                                                                                                                               points had been investigated and improvements
                                                                                                                                               made, where appropriate.
                                                                                                                                               3. The Agency has released a new page to its
                                                                                                                                               website informing customers of the work the
                                                                                                                                               Agency does for NMU's including information on
                                                                                                                                               the progress of crossing point investigations.




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 @
                                                                                                                                               http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_susttrav
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Continue to promote toolkit                             Promotion ongoing Promotion ongoing No success criteria as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 purely a resource for LAs
              Walking Project Funds, using their local transport plan funding, to                                                              el/documents/page/dft_susttravel_027379.hcsp                                                                                                      to fund local cycling and
              support small-scale non-highway improvements to facilities for                                                                   2. Wrote to all LAs to advise of existence of                                                                                                     walking projects.
              walkers and cyclists.                                                                                                            website toolkit Feb 2004.
                                                                                                                                               3. Wrote to GOs and regional cycling co-
                                                                                                                                               ordinators in Feb 2005 to remind them of
                                                                                                                                               existence of toolkit
                                                                                                                                               4. TfL are now using a scheme based upon the
                                                                                                                                               toolkit.




16 ACHIEVED   Extending the National Cycle Network - DfT will enter into
              negotiations with Sustrans over funding new sections of the
                                                                                    Martin Ellis (DfT)
                                                                                                         a           a                         1. Detailed discussions with Sustrans took place
                                                                                                                                               in July 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Increasing cycling and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      walking to the targeted
              National Cycle Network to link existing safer walking and cycling                                                                2. Launch of £10m funding from DfT on 14 Oct                                                                                                           schools by 15%.
              routes to schools.                                                                                                               2004.                                                                                                                                                  Measured by Sustrans
                                                                                                                                               3. Gateway Review carried out in Dec 2004 and                                                                                                          monitoring framework and
                                                                                                                                               given 'green' status.                                                                                                                                  supported by school data
                                                                                                                                               4. Sustrans inform DfT in Dec that further funding                                                                                                     from School Travel
                                                                                                                                               from LAs brings total to over £26m.                                                                                                                    Advisers and LA walking
                                                                                                                                               5. 320 new links completed by Sep 2005.                                                                                                                and cycling appraisal
                                                                                                                                               6. Usage monitoring of new routes commences
                                                                                                                                               autumn 2005.
                                                                                                                                               7. Monitored 10% of schemes for vfm confirmed
                                                                                                                                               autumn 2005.
                                                                                                                                               8. Cycling England award a further £2m in
                                                                                                                                               autumn 2005 for phase 2.
                                                                                                                                               9. Secretary of State awarded a doubling of
                                                                                                                                               Cycling England's budget in June 2006 with the
                                                                                                                                               money to be spent on measures to encourage
                                                                                                                                               cycling to school. Cycling England allocated a
                                                                                                                                               further £4.205m to Sustrans in September 2006.
                                                                                                                                               10. Published a case studies report in November
                                                                                                                                               2006 highlighting the success of the project.




17 ACHIEVED   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 offered funding to Train Operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Increased cycle parking at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rail stations allocated.
              cycle parking facilities at 200 targeted stations, where current                                                                 Companies in Oct 2004.                                                                                                                                 Measured by TOCs
              demand outstrips supply or where provision is of poor quality.                                                                   3. Bids received Dec 2004.                                                                                                                             monitoring increased use
                                                                                                                                               4. SRA lets consultancy contract in Dec 2004.                                                                                                          and reporting back to DfT
                                                                                                                                               5. Consultant analysis of TOC bids and orders
                                                                                                                                               cycle parking equipment in Dec 2004 - Jan 2005
                                                                                                                                               6. DfT allocated funding to TOCs via SRA in
                                                                                                                                               March 2005 to meet all bids.
                                                                                                                                               7. SRA began roll out of cycle parking and CCTV
                                                                                                                                               equipment for completion Sep 2005.
                                                                                                                                               8. All installations completed February 2006.
                                                                                                                                               9. Details of project published on DfT website
                                                                                                                                               August 2006
                                                                                                                                               (http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_susttrav
                                                                                                                                               el/documents/page/dft_susttravel_612986.hcsp).




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


   18        Inland waterway routes - DfT will work with British Waterways to
             consider how best to exploit the potential of canal and river
                                                                                      Martin Ellis (DfT)
                                                                                                           a           a                         1. Officials met with British Waterways to discuss
                                                                                                                                                 way forward on 24 Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Working up Cotswolds Project to stage 2 of the BLF
                                                                                                                                                                                                      bid in May 2007 and await result end of summer 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Summer 2007        Ongoing               Implementation of British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Waterways best practice
             towpaths to provide accessible routes for walking and cycling in                                                                    2. British Waterways provided scoping paper of       2. Worcester (Sustainable Travel Town) and Lancaster                                                on the development of
             our towns and cities.                                                                                                               potential deliverables 10 Dec 2004.                  (Cycle Demonstration Town) are also developing canal                                                towpaths on all future
                                                                                                                                                 3. DfT presented scoping paper to Cycling            towpaths in conjunction with BW best practice.                                                      regeneration programmes.
                                                                                                                                                 England on 22 March 2005 for consideration for
                                                                                                                                                 future programme, which includes best practice
                                                                                                                                                 for towpath development.
                                                                                                                                                 4. Received £250k grant from Heritage Lottery
                                                                                                                                                 Funding and South West RDA in August 2006 to
                                                                                                                                                 develop the Cotswolds Canal Restoration project
                                                                                                                                                 which will link the Thames and the Severn via
                                                                                                                                                 cities of Swindon and Gloucester (see
                                                                                                                                                 http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/cotswolds/). A
                                                                                                                                                 further 8 waterway projects are being proposed,
                                                                                                                                                 mainly by local authorities, from lottery funding
                                                                                                                                                 with a view to take 6 projects to full
                                                                                                                                                 implementation funding by summer 2007.




   19        Government setting the standard - DfT and DCLG will produce a Martin Ellis (DfT)
             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 DfT's
                                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Aim to include a standard in supporting guidance by
                                                                                                                                                                                                     end of 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dec-2007           Ongoing               Once standard included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          into the 'Review of the
             access to Government's own buildings - both for visitors and staff.                                                                 Procurement and Estates Division Sep 2004.                                                                                                               Framework', a target will
             We will then seek to set a target date by which high quality access                                                                 3. Proposed standard circulated to DEFRA in Nov                                                                                                          then be set by ENV(G)
             for pedestrians and cyclists, whether visitors or staff, and secure                                                                 2004 with aim to include in Review of Sustainable                                                                                                        Ministers
             storage for cycles will be delivered at all buildings.                                                                              Development of the Government Estate.
                                                                                                                                                 4. ENV(G) Cabinet Sub Committee Ministers met
                                                                                                                                                 8 March 2005 to establish the current position on
                                                                                                                                                 work travel within government departments and
                                                                                                                                                 considered standard.
                                                                                                                                                 5. Sport England trialling standard in their pilot,
                                                                                                                                                 'Active Workplaces in Government' at DoH,
                                                                                                                                                 DCLG & DCMS during 2005/06.
                                                                                                                                                 6. PM announced in June 2006 new operational
                                                                                                                                                 targets for the sustainable development of the
                                                                                                                                                 government estate, see http://www.sustainable-
                                                                                                                                                 development.gov.uk/government/estates/index.ht
                                                                                                                                                 m




                                                                                                                                    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.Consider further evaluation of project once school
                                                                                                                                                                                                   census becomes embedded and 2007/08 are available ie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jun-2008                   2010                  Number of approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          school travel plans in
             of ensuring that every school in England has a school travel plan                                                                   2. We have exceeded our key project milestone post June 2008.                                                                                            place measured by
             by 2010.                                                                                                                            by getting 10,000 school travel plans in place at                                                                                                        number of grants paid by
                                                                                                                                                 the end of March 2006 and are on track to meet                                                                                                           DfES. Increase in
                                                                                                                                                 the target of all schools having plans by March                                                                                                          proportion of children
                                                                                                                                                 2010.                                                                                                                                                    walking and cycling to
                                                                                                                                                 3. Initial evaluation completed and funding for                                                                                                          school measured by
                                                                                                                                                 both STAs and capital grants extended to 2008.                                                                                                           annual surveys.
                                                                                                                                                 4. To date £57m of grants have been allocated to
                                                                                                                                                 schools.
                                                                                                                                                 5. Local authorities notified in November 2005 of
                                                                                                                                                 funding allocations for second phase.       6.
                                                                                                                                                 Walking initiatives grant scheme launched to
                                                                                                                                                 encourage development of STPs by schools not
                                                                                                                                                 yet engaged and aid implementation for others.




   21        Making School Travel Plans Work - Before the end of 2004, DfT Margaret
             will publish research and good practice to consolidate and build on Longes (DfT)
                                                                                                           a                                     1. Draft research report and draft good practice 1. Consider research report and good practice guide text The end of 2007
                                                                                                                                                 guide received and circulated for comment in Feb and identify where updates needed. Aim to commission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The end of 2008       Number distributed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          feedback from users.
             existing guidance on school travel plans. The project will provide                                                                  2005.                                            work to update by the end of 2007.
             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. Tranche 1 ended Dec 2004, tranche 2 in
                                                                                                                                                 March 2006 and the final tranche in March 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Independent evaluation final report to be published late
                                                                                                                                                                                                      spring 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Late spring 2007   Mar-2007              Evidence of the benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Kerbcraft to children's
             for the Kerbcraft model to be applied to a wider range of local                                                                     2. Testing of a sample of Kerbcraft children, and                                                                                                        pedestrian skills and
             authorities, and how it can be sustained into the long term.                                                                        matched controls, completed and analysis of all                                                                                                          measured by the locally
                                                                                                                                                 skills received.                                                                                                                                         funded schemes in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          operation.




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                                                                                                          between      term      legislation                                                                                                                          next steps             action               how measured
                                                                                                         2004-2006   intention    required
                                                                                                                     up to Dec
                                                                                                                       2009


23 ACHIEVED   Cycling to school - DfT will continue to support the Bike It
              initiative by the National Cycling Strategy Board and the cycle
                                                                                       Daniel
                                                                                       Beveridge (DfT)
                                                                                                         a           a                         1. Sustrans appointed in spring 2004 to
                                                                                                                                               administer Bike It programme and 4 regional Co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15% of Year 5, 6 & 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pupils cycling to school (to
              industry to comprehensively promote cycling to school. Bike It is                                                                ordinators appointed in May 2004 to run the                                                                                                                    be measured with summer
              being piloted in 40 schools, bringing together cycle parking, cycle                                                              programmes in the 40 pilots.                                                                                                                                   term 2005 surveys at
              training, traffic calming and promotion, with a dedicated co-                                                                    2. Sustrans published report Sep 2005 and 36 of                                                                                                                schools);
              coordinator. DfT will monitor the results with a view to further roll-                                                           the 40 schools showing marked increase in                                                                                                                      10 - 15% of all pupils
              out and assist in the search for a commercial sponsor.                                                                           cycling with Bike It principles now being rolled out                                                                                                           cycling to school (to be
                                                                                                                                               through School Travel Advisers network.                                                                                                                        measured with summer
                                                                                                                                               3. Cycling England have committed £800k to the                                                                                                                 term 2005 surveys at
                                                                                                                                               project over the next 2005-06 to 2007-08.                                                                                                                      schools);
                                                                                                                                               4. 8 new Bike It officers recruited to work in the                                                                                                             20% of all pupils
                                                                                                                                               Cycling Demonstration Towns which were                                                                                                                         participating in Bike to
                                                                                                                                               selected by Cycling England in October 2005                                                                                                                    School events;
                                                                                                                                               5. Secretary of State doubled Cycling England’s                                                                                                                Increase in the current
                                                                                                                                               budget in June 2006 this has enabled an extra 6                                                                                                                levels of one third of Y6
                                                                                                                                               Bike It officers to be employed.                                                                                                                               children receiving cycle
                                                                                                                                               6. Sustrans continue to monitor the impacts of                                                                                                                 training in schools.
                                                                                                                                               the project in each school where a Bike-it Officer
                                                                                                                                               works on a regular basis and a full analysis will
                                                                                                                                               be supplied annually.
                                                                                                                                               7. Bike It achievements and good practice will be
                                                                                                                                               shared with schools outside the project via
                                                                                                                                               Sustrans website, Sustrans publications including
                                                                                                                                               an annual Bike It Review, press releases and
                                                                                                                                               presentations by Bike It staff.
                                                                                                                                               8. Bike It is now a well established programme.




    24        Cycle training for children - DfT will also promote the use by
              local authorities of a new National Standard for Child Cyclist
                                                                                       Bob Richards
                                                                                       (DfT)
                                                                                                         a                                     1. Discussions with cycle training organisations
                                                                                                                                               over roll-out of, and support for, National
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. CTC now delivering grants and bursaries for cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                       trainers. See CTC website www.ctc.org.uk for details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Continued roll out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of grants and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing               Increase in the current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              levels of one third of Y6
              Training, developed with more than 20 road safety and cycling                                                                    Standard in July 2004.                                  2. Cycling England to establish delivery mechanism to       bursaries for                              children receiving cycle
              groups.                                                                                                                          2. Public Health White Paper, Choosing Health,          use new funding.                                            trainers. Spring                           training in schools to 50%
                                                                                                                                               published Nov 2004 and committed Government             3. CTC to step up bursary and grant delivery and provide    2007 roll-out of                           by 2008/09.
                                                                                                                                               to support roll out of national standard through        new benchmarking courses as well as stepping up             new funding for
                                                                                                                                               funding helpline, instructor training and               consultancy service.                                        Local Authorities
                                                                                                                                               accreditation mechanisms.                               4. Cycling England tested mechanisms for the Bikeability    for Bikeability
                                                                                                                                               3. DfT and other government departments                 award scheme in 5 selected areas before national roll-out   training.
                                                                                                                                               established helpline in March 2005.                     in spring 2007.
                                                                                                                                               4. Cycling England work plan published and              5. National roll-out in Spring 2007 starting in ten towns
                                                                                                                                               budget announced as £350k, £350k & £250k for            across England.
                                                                                                                                               05/06, 06/07 & 07/08.
                                                                                                                                               5. Competitive grant process with grant awarded
                                                                                                                                               to CTC in Oct 2005.
                                                                                                                                               6.Secretary of State doubled Cycling England’s
                                                                                                                                               budget in June 2006. Money to be spent on
                                                                                                                                               measures to encourage cycling to school.
                                                                                                                                               7. Summer 2006, following the doubling of
                                                                                                                                               Cycling England’s budget a further increase in
                                                                                                                                               the number of Bike It Officers and projects is
                                                                                                                                               likely.
                                                                                                                                               8. Pilot Bike Badge scheme (Bikeability) which
                                                                                                                                               replaces the cycle proficiency scheme launched
                                                                                                                                               on 07 September 2006.
                                                                                                                                               9. National roll-out of Bikeability started in spring
                                                                                                                                               2007.




25 ACHIEVED   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 to Work scheme for employers/employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No success criteria as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              information resource for
              backed schemes, encouraging employees to cycle to their         (DfT)                                                            in July 04.                                                                                                                                                    employers.
              workplace.                                                                                                                       2. 'Cycle to Work' scheme guidance published on
                                                                                                                                               14 June 2005 with OFT Group Consumer Credit
                                                                                                                                               Licence.
                                                                                                                                               3. DfT support for employers with up to 5 days
                                                                                                                                               free site specific advice on travel plans ended
                                                                                                                                               June 2006.
                                                                                                                                               4. Best practice guidance available on DfT
                                                                                                                                               website at:
                                                                                                                                               http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_susttrav
                                                                                                                                               el/documents/divisionhomepage/611127.hcsp
                                                                                                                                               5. Cycle to Work promotional leaflets published
                                                                                                                                               June 2006 with considerable media interest.




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                                                                                                           between      term      legislation                                                                                                             next steps           action               how measured
                                                                                                          2004-2006   intention    required
                                                                                                                      up to Dec
                                                                                                                        2009


    26        Sustainable travel towns - DfT is investing £10 million over the
              next 5 years in three towns in England which will build on the
                                                                                     Martin Ellis (DfT)
                                                                                                          a           a                         1. Darlington, Worcester and Peterborough were 1. Third national conference due to be held in Worcester May-07
                                                                                                                                                selected as the three demonstration towns in     on 23 May 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2009                  Each town have set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                targets to achieve, such
              conclusions of our soft factors research, and act as 'models' for                                                                 April 2004.                                                                                                                                     as increasing bus trips,
              the promotion of sustainable travel. These will showcase best                                                                     2. Detailed baseline travel behaviour research                                                                                                  cycle trips and reducing
              practice for encouraging walking and cycling, primarily through                                                                   carried out in Autumn 2004 and results published                                                                                                numbers of car journeys.
              providing improved infrastructure as well as major programmes of                                                                  in February 2005.                                                                                                                               Baseline travel behaviour
              personalised travel planning.                                                                                                     3. First national conference held in Darlington                                                                                                 research has been carried
                                                                                                                                                March 2005 attracting over 100 delegates.                                                                                                       out and will be repeated at
                                                                                                                                                4. DfT established a dedicated section on main                                                                                                  the end of the 5 year
                                                                                                                                                website for STT project including updates and                                                                                                   project to measure
                                                                                                                                                links to relevant content on the towns own sites                                                                                                successes.
                                                                                                                                                (Sep 2005)
                                                                                                                                                5. Karen Buck MP visited Darlington projects in
                                                                                                                                                December 2005.
                                                                                                                                                6. Second national conference held in
                                                                                                                                                Peterborough in April 2006 focussing on
                                                                                                                                                transport and health.
                                                                                                                                                7. Next phase of personalised travel planning
                                                                                                                                                took place Spring/Summer 2006
                                                                                                                                                8. First intermediate surveys from the towns
                                                                                                                                                published July 2006 showing significant
                                                                                                                                                increases in walking and cycling.
                                                                                                                                                9. Darlington published results of second phase
                                                                                                                                                in March 2007.




27 ACHIEVED   Promoting physical activity - Sport England will continue a pilot John Ainsworth
              study on promoting health benefits of routine physical activity.  (Sport England)
                                                                                                          a           a                         1. Campaign in North East from June to end of
                                                                                                                                                Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       May-2007           Ongoing               Increased awareness of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the benefits of sport and
              Everyday Sport is being piloted in the North East from June 2004,                                                                 2. Evaluation report completed Dec 2004.                                                                                                        active recreation,
              through a campaign of poster and leaflet advertising. DfT will                                                                    3. Meetings with key stakeholders took place to                                                                                                 behaviour change in
              support the pilot by monitoring the effect on travel behaviour.                                                                   share learning from campaign and inform any                                                                                                     terms of increased levels
                                                                                                                                                national social marketing campaign to promote                                                                                                   of physical activity. These
                                                                                                                                                activity -Jan/Feb 2005.                                                                                                                         were measured and
                                                                                                                                                4. Pilot work carried out in 4 towns in summer                                                                                                  successfully achieved in
                                                                                                                                                2006 and evaluation report completed January                                                                                                    the pilot in the NE.
                                                                                                                                                07
                                                                                                                                                5. Consultation carried out with partners to see
                                                                                                                                                what campaigning support was needed Oct 06 –
                                                                                                                                                January 07
                                                                                                                                                6. Sport England provide campaigning support
                                                                                                                                                for County Sports Partnerships, Community
                                                                                                                                                Sports Networks and other local sports bodies.
                                                                                                                                                This is through the Promoting Sport toolkit
                                                                                                                                                accessible at promotingsport.sportengland.org
                                                                                                                                                7. Pilot phase completed and launch of sport
                                                                                                                                                toolkit to support councils and local sports bodies
                                                                                                                                                in promoting sport and physical activity in April
                                                                                                                                                2007.




28 ACHIEVED   Marketing cycling - DfT will continue to support the National
              Cycling Strategy Board's project to extend, and maximise the
                                                                                     Martin Ellis (DfT)
                                                                                                          a           a                         1. Initial draft of 3 year marketing plan produced
                                                                                                                                                in Aug 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Measuring the spread of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Bike For brand and
              benefits of, marketing of cycling. It will continue to support the new                                                            2. Bike For leaflets and graphics CD launched at                                                                                                through additional media
              'bike for' endorsements by central and local government, cycling                                                                  School Travel Advisors conference in London on                                                                                                  coverage received.
              groups and the bicycle industry                                                                                                   14-15 Sep 2004.                                                                                                                                 Anecdotal evidence will
                                                                                                                                                3. Also launched at Cycle Show 2004 on 23-26                                                                                                    also be useful, i.e. people
                                                                                                                                                Sep 2004.                                                                                                                                       quoting marketing
                                                                                                                                                4. Final draft of 3 year marketing plan produced                                                                                                activities as their reason
                                                                                                                                                in November 2004 and availabel to LAs.                                                                                                          for cycling
                                                                                                                                                5. Meeting between Cycling England and DfT
                                                                                                                                                Marketing held in July 2005.
                                                                                                                                                6. CE/DfT appointed a marketing agency (Blue
                                                                                                                                                Rubicon) in Dec 2005.
                                                                                                                                                7. Cycling England has produced a revised
                                                                                                                                                version of marketing "vision" and will continue to
                                                                                                                                                market and promote cycling as their work plan is
                                                                                                                                                delivered.




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                                                                                                      between      term      legislation                                                                                                                           next steps           action               how measured
                                                                                                     2004-2006   intention    required
                                                                                                                 up to Dec
                                                                                                                   2009


    29        National Bike Week - We shall continue to promote and support Daniel
              Bike Week which help to raise awareness of the opportunities for, Beveridge (DfT)
                                                                                                     a           a                         1. Budget proposals for future Bike Weeks 2005- 1. Bike Week 2007 to take place during 16 to 24 June
                                                                                                                                           7 drawn up and put to NCS Board & Bike Hub      2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16 to 24 June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing               An increase on registered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         events and levels of
              and benefits of, cycling to work and for leisure in an annual festival                                                       (cycle industry) Committee September 04.                                                                                                                      participation each year.
              of cycling.                                                                                                                    Proposed budget for 2005-7 = £150,000 (from
                                                                                                                                           DfT, Regional Assemblies, TfL & Bike Hub).
                                                                                                                                           Recommendations to 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 remaining part of the
                                                                                                                                           Cycling England'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.
                                                                                                                                           2. Bike Week 2005 took place between 11-19
                                                                                                                                           June.
                                                                                                                                           3. Bike Week now under the Cycling England
                                                                                                                                           work programme and future funding of £75k for
                                                                                                                                           2006 agreed.
                                                                                                                                           4. Successful Bike Week 17 - 25 June 2006 with
                                                                                                                                           increased events and participants.
                                                                                                                                           5. Bike Week 2007 to take place during 16 - 24
                                                                                                                                           June 2007.




    30        National walking website - DfT will support the establishment and Martin Ellis (DfT)
              maintenance of a website/portal which provides information on      Shelagh Millman
                                                                                                     a           a                         1. Discussions held with leading NGOs over
                                                                                                                                           content and also other Government Departments 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Announcement of BLF winners expected in June                   31/06/2007         Dec-08                Automatic device to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         record the number of
              research, training and good practice for walking practitioners, as (DEFRA)                                                   on their walking information.                                                                                                                                 "hits" the website
              well as links for the public to find out about walks, and walking                                                            2. Initial conversations held with DirectGov about                                                                                                            receives. Feedback
              groups, in their locality. The website www.walk21.com will provide                                                           leisure information and how walking fits in.                                                                                                                  facilities on the website
              a special forum for practioners to share their experience and                                                                3. Ministerial agreement in October 2005 to                                                                                                                   will allow users to provide
              discuss difficulties and success stories                                                                                     continue working with other Departments on a                                                                                                                  feedback on the quality of
                                                                                                                                           possible joint web resource.                                                                                                                                  the contents.
                                                                                                                                           4. Active Travel Consortium, which includes
                                                                                                                                           leading walking groups, included a bid for a
                                                                                                                                           'www.walkengland.org.uk' website to the Big
                                                                                                                                           Lottery Fund. DfT Ministers agreed to fund the
                                                                                                                                           development of the 'practioners' section of the
                                                                                                                                           site, which is aiming to be launched late summer
                                                                                                                                           2007.




31 ACHIEVED   Cycling portal - DfT, NCS Board and the cycle industry will
              support development and maintenance of this key resource
                                                                                 Daniel
                                                                                 Beveridge (DfT)
                                                                                                     a           a                         1. Holding page available June 2004.
                                                                                                                                           2. Carlton Reid appointed Editor June 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ongoing            Ongoing               As with the national
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         walking portal, key
              www.bikeforall.net to provide a focus for questions from potential                                                           3. Design company creating website, handed                                                                                                                    success criteria will
              and existing cyclists about why, how and where to cycle.                                                                     over to editor for testing on 16 Sep 2004.                                                                                                                    include the number of
                                                                                                                                           4. Portal officially launched by Charlotte Atkins at                                                                                                          "hits" on the site and the
                                                                                                                                           Cycle Show on 23-26 Sep 2004.                                                                                                                                 feedback from users on
                                                                                                                                           5. DfT formally handed over responsibility for the                                                                                                            content and usefulness.
                                                                                                                                           portal to Bike Hub from 11th April 2005




    32        Transport Direct - DfT will make full use of Transport Direct's new Martin Ellis /
              website and make links between this and the Cycling and Walking Shane Snow
                                                                                                     a           a                         1. Darlington, Southwark and Swindon selected
                                                                                                                                           as "data pilot" areas in Spring 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Options being considered for informing key
                                                                                                                                                                                                  stakeholders, especially local authorities, about the pilot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Summer 2007        Ongoing               Versatile, journey planner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         making best possible use
              portals to provide people with the best available information to     (DfT)                                                   2. Wherefromhere appointed in Spring 2005.             and options for the future. Decision expected in summer                                                of available data and
              plan their journey. DfT will continue to work with cycling interests                                                         3. Stakeholder steering group met in July 2005         2007.                                                                                                  persuading more people
              to devise a cycling journey planner and to provide comprehensive                                                             and again on 20th Feb 2006                                                                                                                                    to cycle, more often.
              maps and other locational advice to enhance journeys on foot.                                                                4. Data provided to Darlington in workable format
                                                                                                                                           for evaluation in Jan 2006 - other two towns got
                                                                                                                                           data in late Feb 2006
                                                                                                                                           5. Project board met on 20 Feb 2006 to look at
                                                                                                                                           future of project after the pilot has ended -
                                                                                                                                           currently debating possible business models.
                                                                                                                                           6. Further meetings held March 2006 to assist in
                                                                                                                                           developing business model
                                                                                                                                           7. Self financing business case and outputs of
                                                                                                                                           the pilot project discussed and options for next
                                                                                                                                           stage being considered.




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                                                                                                            between      term      legislation                                                                                                                     next steps           action               how measured
                                                                                                           2004-2006   intention    required
                                                                                                                       up to Dec
                                                                                                                         2009


    33        Walking maps - DfT will bring together those who have produced
              state-of-the-art walking maps to produce good practice guidance
                                                                                      Martin Ellis (DfT)
                                                                                                           a                                     1. Initial meetings with NGOs and some map
                                                                                                                                                 producers in late 2004 and early 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Access Company agreed to make amendments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      make a further update and expecting finished document
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Summer 2007        Ongoing               Although primarily an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         information resource,
              on the benefits of such maps.                                                                                                      2 Scoping work continued to Summer 2005 and          in early summer 2007. 2. DfT will then consider options                                            success can be measured
                                                                                                                                                 Ministerial approvement to continue with tender in   for launch and roll out of guidance                                                                by the numbers of
                                                                                                                                                 October 2005                                                                                                                                            authorities who opt to
                                                                                                                                                 3. Access Company appointed to undertake the                                                                                                            produce maps after
                                                                                                                                                 work in December 2005 after tender                                                                                                                      receiving the toolkit.
                                                                                                                                                 4. Stakeholder consultation meeting took place
                                                                                                                                                 on 23rd February 2006
                                                                                                                                                 5. Guidance presented to DfT 31 March 2006.
                                                                                                                                                 6. Dft undertook an internal consultation in
                                                                                                                                                 September 2006 and recommended some
                                                                                                                                                 amendments




                                                                                                                                             4. SKILLS AND CAPACITY
    34        Street audits - DCLG and DfT will continue to support Living
              Streets' work to train local authority professionals in carrying out
                                                                                      Catherine
                                                                                      Bruckard
                                                                                                           a           a                         1. Original SGP funding ended in March 2005 -
                                                                                                                                                 Living Streets awarded 5 years new funding by
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. 07/08 work includes Engaging Communities project - Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      working with 5 communities to evidence the value for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing               12 CSAs delivered Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         07; delivered 2 School
              street audits                                                           (DCLG)                                                     DCLG starting April 2005.                            money of higher levels of community engagement in                                                  Walkability Audit Training
                                                                                                                                                 2. SGP funding of £225,000 has been granted for      service delivery, in line with White Paper proposals. Initial                                      courses for local authority
                                                                                                                                                 2007/08.                                 3. 12       assessment of each community’s public realm, using an                                              staff, to help them to roll
                                                                                                                                                 CSAs delivered 06/07; practical changes as           adapted version of the Community Street Audit model,                                               out improvements to the
                                                                                                                                                 result of audits.                                    that is designed for communities to lead. Priorities for                                           walk to school
                                                                                                                                                                                                      action agreed with each community.                                                                 environment;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completeion pilot on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         developing CSAs on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         public transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interchanges; various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         training workshops held.




35 ACHIEVED   Urban design awareness - DCLG will support an Urban Design
              Alliance/Commission on Architecture and the Built Environment
                                                                                      Tapati Dass
                                                                                      (DCLG)
                                                                                                           a           a                         1. CABE supported a further 9 regional urban
                                                                                                                                                 design skills workshops for highways and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Publication and effective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dissemination of research.
              programme to promote urban design awareness-raising for                                                                            transportation professionals during 2005/06                                                                                                             (Work needs to be
              transport planners; to provide some skills in urban design; and                                                                    attracting 222 delegates. This was the final year                                                                                                       undertaken on ways to
              inspire transport planners develop more exercise.                                                                                  of this programme.                                                                                                                                      assess impact, in terms of
                                                                                                                                                 2. Publication to disseminate learning from the                                                                                                         awareness and practice)
                                                                                                                                                 CABE/IHT workshop will be distributed as a PDF
                                                                                                                                                 via IHT web site and be included as a CD-ROM
                                                                                                                                                 insert with Transportation Professional magazine
                                                                                                                                                 3. MRC McLean Hazel commissioned by
                                                                                                                                                 Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC) to
                                                                                                                                                 produce a paper on 'Design for sustainable
                                                                                                                                                 transport' to inform development of strategy.
                                                                                                                                                 (Commissioned by ASC with input from CABE).
                                                                                                                                                 Report delivered to ASC May 2006
                                                                                                                                                 4. Following publication of the Housing Audit
                                                                                                                                                 finding, CABE ran workshops for senior
                                                                                                                                                 managers of volume house builders. Streets,
                                                                                                                                                 parking and public realm were important worshop
                                                                                                                                                 issues
                                                                                                                                                 5. Ensured that placemaking was integrated into
                                                                                                                                                 Manual for Street. Raises awareness and
                                                                                                                                                 promotes best practice in design and
                                                                                                                                                 management of streets and civic spaces.




36 ACHIEVED   National Cycling Strategy review - DfT will review the National
              Cycling Strategy, including its targets, and the role of the National
                                                                                      Claire Spink
                                                                                      (DfT)
                                                                                                           a                                     1. Information gathering stage of the review now
                                                                                                                                                 complete.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The NCSB successor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         'Cycling England'
              Cycling Strategy Board and the English Regional Cycling                                                                            2. National Cycling Strategy Board (NCSB)                                                                                                               increases cycling in
              Development Team. The review will focus on the effectiveness of                                                                    review decision and recommendations presented                                                                                                           relation to their work
              the Strategy and its institutions in increasing cycling levels and                                                                 to Ministers in February 2005.                                                                                                                          programme over the next
              inform policy direction for cycling.                                                                                               3. Minister announces a new governance body                                                                                                             3 years. Measured by
                                                                                                                                                 'Cycling England' on 10 March 2005 with a                                                                                                               Cycling England's
                                                                                                                                                 budget of £5m.                                                                                                                                          programme evaluation.
                                                                                                                                                 4. The review can be accessed on DfT website
                                                                                                                                                 at:
                                                                                                                                                 http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_susttrav
                                                                                                                                                 el/documents/page/dft_susttravel_035900.hcsp




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


    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. Training Modules completed Sep 04.
                                                                                                                                                Prospectus sent to all LAs Oct 04.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cycling 1. CE to review how best to delive training to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      LAs in future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dec-2007              Ongoing               Short term success will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 measured by the general
              Cycling Strategy Board and walking organisations to develop           Martin Ellis (DfT -                                         2. Meeting of UK Governments to agree delivery        Walking 1. Publish on proposed Walk England website                                                        response to the training
              training modules for transport professionals on design for safe and   walking)                                                    and promotion of training modules Dec 2004.           as an e-learning package by end of 2007                                                                    packages and the take up
              pleasant walking and cycling journeys.                                                                                            3. Two training courses for prospective trainers                                                                                                                 from LAs and other
                                                                                                                                                held May & June 2005.                                                                                                                                            transport professionals.
                                                                                                                                                4. Cycling England publish workplan July 2005
                                                                                                                                                and announce availability of licence to an                                                                                                                       Continued take on
                                                                                                                                                organisation to provide training.                                                                                                                                courses, courses develop
                                                                                                                                                5. Licence awarded to PTRC Feb 2006.                                                                                                                             and improve over time.
                                                                                                                                                6. Launch of training courses March/April 2006                                                                                                                   Long term improvement of
                                                                                                                                                and promotional brochures launched Summer                                                                                                                        skills base of local
                                                                                                                                                2006.                                                                                                                                                            authority practitioners
                                                                                                                                                7. First training courses advertised and held in
                                                                                                                                                2006. Insufficient take-up from LAs so Cycling
                                                                                                                                                England are looking into new areas to deliver
                                                                                                                                                cycle training to LAs.
                                                                                                                                                Walking 1. Living Streets appointing to develop
                                                                                                                                                the modules in December 2005.
                                                                                                                                                2. Initial format and outline contents presented to
                                                                                                                                                DfT in Jan 2006.
                                                                                                                                                3. Stakeholder consultation meeting took place
                                                                                                                                                on 3rd March 2006.
                                                                                                                                                4. Final Training package presented to DfT in
                                                                                                                                                April 2006.
                                                                                                                                                5. Decided best option is to publish as an e-
                                                                                                                                                learning package and be a part of the Walk
                                                                                                                                                England website later in 2007 - see action 30.




    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. Training Modules completed and DfT
                                                                                                                                                ran courses in May and June 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DfT / CE to consider role of professional institutions as
                                                                                                                                                                                                      part of review (see action 37).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ongoing               Ongoing               Cycling Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Institutions and LAs
              professional institutions and universities to take on the training    Martin Ellis (DfT -                                         2. Cycling England invited tenders from                                                                                                                          recognise cycle training
              modules developed for walking and cycling as part of their            walking)                                                    organisations to bid for the licence to deliver the                                                                                                              modules as part of formal
              programmes of undergraduate teaching and continuing                                                                               training modules and develop relationships with                                                                                                                  career development.
              professional development.                                                                                                         professional institutions.                                                                                                                                       Walking Assessing the
                                                                                                                                                3. Training Module Licence awarded to PTRC                                                                                                                       number of courses run by
                                                                                                                                                February 2006.                                                                                                                                                   these institutions which
                                                                                                                                                Walking 1. The training modules compiled April                                                                                                                   include pedestrian issues
                                                                                                                                                2006 and institutions were invited to be involved                                                                                                                more prominently in their
                                                                                                                                                in the consultation process.                                                                                                                                     syllabus




    39        Accredited cycle trainers - DfT with CTC, LARSOA and other            Bob Richards          a           a                         1. Open discussions with CTC, LARSOA and              1. Following award of new funding for cycling to school        March 2008 -                                To increase the quality
              cycle training interests will continue to work to promote             (DfT)                                                       other interests (Cycle Training Reference Group -     initiatives in Summer 2006 Cycling England and DfT to          further increase of                         and availability of child
              accreditation of cycle trainers to train to the new National                                                                      CTRG) re accreditation in July 2004.                  begin discussions with CTRG on how to stream line              around 300                                  cycle training. Measured
              Standards for cycle training, and will work with CTC to establish a                                                               2. Commitment to accredit instructors schemes         standards and training of trainers to ensure take up by        accredited cycle                            by surveys and monitoring
              professional register of those who have gained accreditation.                                                                     and centres contained in Public Health White          local authorities of new standards to ensure roll out of       trainers.                                   grant awards.
                                                                                                                                                Paper, Choosing Health published in Nov 2004.         increased training in schools.
                                                                                                                                                3. CTRG formally constituted to report to             2. A further £250k is available to fund capacity building in
                                                                                                                                                Ministers late 2005. Further discussions CTRG         cycle training in 2007/08.
                                                                                                                                                ongoing by way of quarterly meetings.                 3. Cycling England are making £1.6m available for
                                                                                                                                                4. CTRG undertook research into value of cycle        training additional school children in 2007/08 and a
                                                                                                                                                training Summer 2006.                                 further £3m in 2008/09 aimed at providing cycle training
                                                                                                                                                5. Work on finalising standards and procedures        for an additional 100,000 children.
                                                                                                                                                continues.
                                                                                                                                                6. An additional 1,200-plus trainers were trained
                                                                                                                                                by March 2007.
                                                                                                                                                7. CTRG re-constituted itself into the Cycle
                                                                                                                                                Training Standard's Board (CTSB) in 2007.
                                                                                                                                                8. CTSB are working with Cycling England to
                                                                                                                                                streamline provisionally accredit cycle training
                                                                                                                                                programmes in 2007.




                                                                                                                                           5. MONITORING SUCCESS
40 ACHIEVED   Walking and Cycling in Local Transport Plans - Both cycling
              and walking levels and modal share for the journey to work and
                                                                                    Richard
                                                                                    Campbell (DfT)
                                                                                                          a           a                         1. LTP process is under way - see Better
                                                                                                                                                Transport Planning above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 That the toolkit is capable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of providing LAs with the
              school will be key indicators of outcome in the 2005-2010 Local                                                                   2. Contract to develop survey instrument                                                                                                                         potential to collect more
              Transport Plan process, subject to the consultation process.                                                                      awarded in Nov 2004 to The National Centre for                                                                                                                   robust data.
                                                                                                                                                Social Research.
                                                                                                                                                3. Local household travel survey pilot completed.
                                                                                                                                                Evaluation completed and report finalised.
                                                                                                                                                4. Survey toolkit published in February 2006.
                                                                                                                                                5. Training and support made available to LAs to
                                                                                                                                                provide monitoring of key indicators.




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                                                                                                     between      term      legislation                                                                                                                         next steps           action               how measured
                                                                                                    2004-2006   intention    required
                                                                                                                up to Dec
                                                                                                                  2009


41 ACHIEVED   Reviewing the cycle targets - DfT will review both the            Claire Spink /
              quadrupling, by 2012, and trebling, by 2010, targets from the NCS Kelvin Hughes
                                                                                                    a           a                         1. The Future of Transport published on 20 July
                                                                                                                                          2004 stated that we are moving away from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cycling increases year on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      year measured by the
              and the Ten Year Plan. This will be in the context of a wider     (DfT)                                                     national targets and towards working closely with                                                                                                           National Travel Survey
              ranging review of the National Cycling Strategy and will consider                                                           individual LAs to put in place more focused,
              the local impact of the national targets.                                                                                   sharper, local plans and targets for cycling. The
                                                                                                                                          Future of Transport can be accessed at
                                                                                                                                          http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_about/do
                                                                                                                                          cuments/divisionhomepage/031259.hcsp.
                                                                                                                                          2. DfT and Government Offices assessed LAs
                                                                                                                                          provisional local transport plans, including cycling
                                                                                                                                          plans and targets from Aug to Dec 2005.
                                                                                                                                          3. Final Local Transport Plans include cycling
                                                                                                                                          targets to be submitted by 31 March 2006.




    42        Automatic cycle counter network - DfT will work in partnership
              with local authorities to install a network of automatic cycle
                                                                                   Richard
                                                                                   Campbell (DfT)
                                                                                                    a           a                         1. Pilot tests to establish feasibility of rolling out
                                                                                                                                          network completed Sep 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Pilots showed limitations of current technology for on- Ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                                                   road monitoring and potential costs for installing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ongoing               To have a network of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      automatic cycle counters
              counters. These will provide regular data to DfT and a useful set of                                                        2. Pilot tests were inconclusive - final report          suitable network of accurate counters mean that any                                                providing robust cycle trip
              trend data to supplement the National Travel Survey and road                                                                received Dec 2004. Further pilot trials to be            network is unlikely to be developed in the near future.                                            data to supplement the
              traffic estimates.                                                                                                          undertaken testing a variety of equipment.               However, the relevant officers will continue to monitor the                                        National Travel Survey
                                                                                                                                          3. Other pilot trials with assistance from Sustrans      market in order to identify potentially more suitable                                              and road traffic estimates.
                                                                                                                                          during first half of 2005.                               equipment. Monitoring arrangements being implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the Cycling Demonstration Towns are likely to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                   useful further evidence on the ideal nature of any
                                                                                                                                                                                                   potential network.




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