Fulham council web page explains their new Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction Scheme (TCPR). It was launched in July 2020. Since the TCPR trial scheme began, traffic has reduced by 75% in the streets to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road (WBR) and by 12% on Wandsworth Bridge Road!
Westgate is a key walking and cycling route to the West of Chichester but currently suffers from heavy traffic. Particularly during rush hour, the heavy traffic creates a hostile environment for residents, pedestrians and cyclists. Could similar TCPR schemes be adopted in Chichester streets like Westgate to mirror the successes achieved in quietening residential streets in Fulham?
Indeed, the seeds of these ideas are buried within the West Sussex Count Council Transport Plan Review!
The document Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 (PDF, 10MB) explains on page 36:
6.5 Our approach to active travel is to:
- Provide new and improved pedestrian infrastructure, including expanding the utility of existing PROW, where this helps to address barriers and connect routes for short distance trips, taking account of
- Prioritise and implement new or improved cycle routes, taking account of the potential increase in demand, current conditions for users and the impacts of planned development where these are feasible and deliverable, and there is wide support from local stakeholders;
- Work with Local Planning Authorities and developers to identify active travel improvements that will ensure planned developments are well connected to the active travel network;
- Identify priority locations on major roads and railway lines to improve the provision of crossing facilities;
- Consult early on active infrastructure proposals in line with our active travel fund consultation plan to understand community support and incorporate views on the design of infrastructure;
Provide good quality active travel infrastructure based on latest design guidance wherever possible;
Monitor long term usage trends at selected locations and assess scheme benefits for at least 5 years after opening;
- Consider traffic management measures (e.g. expanded pedestrianisation, school streets, filtered streets and low traffic neighbourhoods) in urban areas where these are feasible and deliverable, and there is wide support from local stakeholders; and Ensure that the needs of active travel modes are considered within the design of all road network improvements.