With the mini-Holland programme now in its third year and many schemes and interventions now delivered on site, we took the opportunity to showcase our work and that of our client (Waltham Forest) with other key clients across London. We took officers from RBKC and LBHF, by bicycle, to see examples of cycle infrastructure design examples post implementation for the purpose of discussing best practice and influences within the cycle and traffic design profession.
This was a great opportunity to share best practice and networking between council officers and Project Centre both in terms of design and management of the design and stakeholder engagement practice. It also served as a training and workshop opportunity for staff to discuss cycle infrastructure design. Application of LCDS and Mayors Vision for Cycling..
Proposed interventions and route:
Starting at 2pm we met with staff from Brompton Bikes who gave delegates an overview of the bike sharing scheme and we picked up bikes at the docking stations at Walthamstow Central.
We then cycled to Ruckholt Road, a completed scheme that has semi segregated lanes by two types, new soon to be DfT approved cycle and pedestrian crossings, and a floating bus stop.
We then headed on towards Lea Bridge Road, where works have also started to discuss the approach we took to modelling and working with TfL on progressing detailed designs. We then moved on to the village areas, which can show the pocket parks, Orford Road closure, and the modal filters which have helped transform the cycling environment. The visit finished at a local café to discuss with Waltham Forest staff, the challenges and process they went through in this step-change project.
The visit was a great success with staff from RBKC and LBHF taking inspiration and ideas from the site visit that can be applied across their own borough programme of cycle scheme designs.