Draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 consultation

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Consultation has concluded

The consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

You can see how we have acted on the results so far under 'We asked, You said, We did'.

Overview

Barnet’s population is growing and by 2030 it will have grown to almost 450,000 people, with a significant increase in the older population. We want to ensure that transport in the borough can support this growth and provides a reliable, safe and convenient transport network which supports improvements to air quality and the health of all of our residents.

There is also limited road space in the borough and with the projected population growth, congestion can only be addressed by reducing our reliance on the car and encouraging more sustainable and active ways to travel such as walking, cycling and public transport.

Our proposed Long Term Transport Strategy sets a direction for change to offer greater choices for travel, encourage more active lifestyles which will increase the health and well-being of Barnet’s residents and improve air quality. The strategy also sets out a number of proposed schemes for each type of travel along with activities to help change behaviour and encourage positive changes to the way we currently travel.


Our vision

The strategy includes the following vision statement relating to our long term vision for transport in the borough:

By 2041, Barnet will have an efficient, convenient and reliable transport network, which enables safe, healthy and inclusive travel, protects the natural environment and supports the borough’s growth.

The network will have transformed the way people and goods travel, providing strong orbital and radial links which gives everyone a choice of transport modes to complete their journey regardless of age, ability or income.

This vision informs our proposals for the future of transport in the borough, and sets out a roadmap for achieving our vision which also complements other council policies such as the Growth Strategy, the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, and the draft Local Plan.


Give us your views

We welcome your input on our draft Long Term Transport Strategy which will have an impact on the people who live, study, work, operate a business, or visit the borough as well as future generations.

Please take the time to read our consultation document and the full draft strategy before giving us your views on our proposals by completing the online questionnaire.

For any further information, or to request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please email cara.elkins@barnet.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can write to us at: London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4EW.

The council will use the results of the public consultation to inform the final version of the strategy, which will be presented to Environment Committee this summer.

The consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible.

You can see how we have acted on the results so far under 'We asked, You said, We did'.

Overview

Barnet’s population is growing and by 2030 it will have grown to almost 450,000 people, with a significant increase in the older population. We want to ensure that transport in the borough can support this growth and provides a reliable, safe and convenient transport network which supports improvements to air quality and the health of all of our residents.

There is also limited road space in the borough and with the projected population growth, congestion can only be addressed by reducing our reliance on the car and encouraging more sustainable and active ways to travel such as walking, cycling and public transport.

Our proposed Long Term Transport Strategy sets a direction for change to offer greater choices for travel, encourage more active lifestyles which will increase the health and well-being of Barnet’s residents and improve air quality. The strategy also sets out a number of proposed schemes for each type of travel along with activities to help change behaviour and encourage positive changes to the way we currently travel.


Our vision

The strategy includes the following vision statement relating to our long term vision for transport in the borough:

By 2041, Barnet will have an efficient, convenient and reliable transport network, which enables safe, healthy and inclusive travel, protects the natural environment and supports the borough’s growth.

The network will have transformed the way people and goods travel, providing strong orbital and radial links which gives everyone a choice of transport modes to complete their journey regardless of age, ability or income.

This vision informs our proposals for the future of transport in the borough, and sets out a roadmap for achieving our vision which also complements other council policies such as the Growth Strategy, the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, and the draft Local Plan.


Give us your views

We welcome your input on our draft Long Term Transport Strategy which will have an impact on the people who live, study, work, operate a business, or visit the borough as well as future generations.

Please take the time to read our consultation document and the full draft strategy before giving us your views on our proposals by completing the online questionnaire.

For any further information, or to request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please email cara.elkins@barnet.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can write to us at: London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4EW.

The council will use the results of the public consultation to inform the final version of the strategy, which will be presented to Environment Committee this summer.

Consultation has concluded
  • We asked, you said, we did

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    05 Oct 2020

    We asked

    We carried out a full public consultation on the draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041, which outlined the council’s approach to improving transport and proposed a number of schemes to improve travel across the borough.

    We asked for your views on the proposed vision and objectives for transport in the borough and on the proposed schemes to encourage walking, cycling, and public transport use across the borough. Furthermore, we asked for views on the schemes aimed at making freight and logistics, and car travel across the borough more sustainable, while encouraging active travel.

    We asked you how we should prioritise resources in order to enable us to meet the vision and objectives of the strategy; public transport, walking and cycling were identified as priority areas. We also asked several questions in order to better understand the travel habits of residents, including how they travel, and their use of different modes of transport.

    You said

    Overall, the draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 was supported by respondents, with 61% of respondents agreeing with the vision of the strategy to some extent, and 78% agreeing with the objectives to some extent. The feedback from the consultation was varied, due to the nature of the different schemes but overall was positive towards the proposed schemes. For example, there was support for cycling infrastructure and improving the bus network but concerns for changes to car habits and the impact on vulnerable groups. The full consultation feedback is detailed in the Consultation Report which, along with the draft strategy, was considered by the Environment Committee on 9 September 2020. You can view the whole consultation report here.

    We did

    The draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 was updated after taking into account the responses to the consultation. Changes included additional detail on the role played by rapid electric charge points in encouraging the uptake of electric taxis and private hire vehicles. We also included detail on the importance of motorcycles and dockless e-scooters. Further information was provided regarding the borough-wide plans for regeneration and growth, for example at Brent Cross. Additional information was included on equalities issues and supporting vulnerable groups with specific behaviour change activities, as recommended in the Health Equity Assessment.

    The amended strategy was approved and adopted by the Environment Committee on 9 September 2020. You can view the final Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 here.