Consultation on Bromley transport underway
PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 November 2018
A consultation for the borough’s strategic transport priorities is underway.
The transport-related proposals are all included in the draft Local Implementation Plan, referred to as LIP3.
Consultation closes on January 13 2019, with respondents being encouraged to view the LIP at www.bromley.gov.uk/localimplementationplan and expressing their views about the proposals and outcomes.
Cllr William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment and community service, said: “This LIP sets out the council’s vision and aspirations to bring about real improvements locally, not just in how we travel but in the impacts this travel can have.
“We are proposing ambitious strategies to improve road safety, to improve the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists as well as looking to reduce congestion on our roads, which has benefits for everyone.
“There are many challenges, including population growth and the lack of public transport infrastructure, which affects particularly the more rural parts of our borough.”
Respondents are being asked to comment on a series of outcomes which tackle various aspects of travel activity, including proposals to:
·Reduce collisions and road safety danger
·Improve infrastructure for walking and cycling
·Enhance the borough’s town centres and streetscapes including new tree planting
·Support the vibrancy of the town centre through improved transport infrastructure choice for residents and lobbying for improved connectivity for visitors to Bromley’s town centres and leisure opportunities
·Lobby for increased public transport connectivity from Bromley and Orpington town centres to Lewisham, Canary Wharf and Docklands, with their expanding employment opportunities in Canary Wharf
·Lobby Department of Transport to deliver on promised funding to make Petts Wood and St Mary Cray train stations fully accessible and lobby for further funding to make Chislehurst or Elmstead Woods and Penge West accessible.
·Improve bus reliability
·Reduce congestion through moving switchable trips to other modes
·Maintain and improve air quality
Clr Huntinton-Thresher added: “The council is not in charge of much of the transport services.
“We do not pretend that we will somehow be able to wave a magic wand and change everything but we will work as closely with our partners including all the various transport operators, Business Improvement Districts and other stakeholders.
“We will also listen carefully to residents views too in order to develop exciting proposals to enhance the borough’s quality environment and provide greater transport choice in the coming decades.
“I would encourage you to take time to consider the various issues we face in the future and respond to the proposals we have.”