Northolt is one of the most deprived communities nationally and ‘Visions for Northolt’ one of the Levelling Up schemes funded in round one. The scheme concept originates from the April 2015 ‘Better Streets for Northolt’ Corridor 11 Study and a further study for Corridor 11 published in December 2020 that focussed on Mandeville Road and Village Green.
At TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2022, Chris Durban – Project Centre’s Technical Director for Transport – explained how active travel is being delivered to address the challenge.
In 2019, over one third of local journeys and nearly half of all journeys to employment areas were made by car. Only three percent of local journeys and one percent of journeys to employment areas were made by bicycle. Northolt lacks the supporting infrastructure required to stimulate regeneration and has historically suffered from a lack of investment. Ealing are delivering a high-impact active travel scheme that meets place-based objectives for Northolt, making a genuine difference to local people by improving connectivity to services and jobs whilst supporting healthier and greener travel, increasing local pride and promoting growth.
Chris’ presentation explored the range of data that has been used to influence the design process (e.g. air quality data, cycle data, traffic data, parking data, bus user data, public transport accessibility data, crime data and data from personal injury collisions) and the means by which monitoring will be undertaken throughout and after delivery. He went go on to detail the engagement strategy used to reach a diverse community and the ways in which this has influenced design development.
The project reaches across the local and strategic network (TLRN) and Chris concluded his presentation by detailing the delivery structure that has been created to allow for design development and the challenges this creates for completing a scheme by April 2024.
For Project Centre’s deeper dive hosted roundtable discussions, Chris was supported by Joshua Stanton from Ealing Council and Chris Harrison, Project Centre’s Regional Director for the South.
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