We held a general catch up meeting with Richard Wadey, the Sustainable Transport Officer of Newham Council on 8 September. The summary outcome is available by clicking on this link:
The headlines are:
- The long awaited Cycle Strategy is being updated in the light of TfL’s recent analyses of strategic cycling routes which include a number going through Newham. It will start to go through the process for formal approval.
- There was unlikely to be a large bid for Liveable Neighbourhood funding as the assessment is that TfL will consider that Newham has already had a large slice of the cake.
As for Stratford Gyratory the responses to the Freedom of Information Act requests concerning the dropping of proposal for 20 mph are below. 20 mph was identified in the consultation by the Council as a “key improvement”, supported by 92% of respondents to that consultation; but mysteriously disappearing without a trace in the scheme as approved by the Cabinet in May. The Council now claim that there was “no decision” to drop this aspect of the proposal.