Olympic Park travel plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3580
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The travel plan that formed part of the planning permission for the Olympic Park included a range of measures to encourage cycling. These included:

  • Cycle routes connecting to the Cycle Superhighway 2 and National Cycle Network routes.
  • Extending Cycle Superhighway 2 to Romford
  • Creating 478 cycle parking spaces for visitors, 200 of which secure spaces in close proximity to the stadium
  • Extra cycle spaces for staff within the stadium at lower ground level in a lockable area, enough for 10% of the staff.
  • Surveys to be carried out at main events
  • Appointing a Travel Plan Co-ordinator

What parts of the travel plan have been implemented? Please answer with specific attention to the measures outlined above.

Answer

Answer for Olympic Park travel plan

Answer for Olympic Park travel plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Implementation of Olympic Park travel plans is under way. An update on each measure is provided below:

Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) and National Cycle Network (NCN): The phased opening of the Olympic Park includes connections to NCN Route 1 at the River Lea and to CS2 via Warton Road, Carpenters Road and Marshgate Lane.

We are also installing a ramp at the H10 bridge to allow easy access from the west and to form part of a new cross-park Quietway.

Extending CS2 to Romford: CS2 has been delivered to Stratford and the route west of Bow to Aldgate is currently being upgraded. Any future extensions to Cycle Superhighways would be subject to consultation and funding.

Stadium cycle parking: There will be a minimum of 410 cycle parking spaces for public use, with 200 in close proximity, and 24 spaces for staff delivered prior to full re-opening next year. Temporary arrangements for cycle parking were in place during events this year. Further cycle parking and Santander Cycle Hire docking stations will be installed across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Surveys: The events programme for the Rugby World Cup and associated events at the Stadium has a transport and travel monitoring programme in place. This will inform future event management plans at the Stadium.

Travel Plan Co-ordinator: The function of Travel Plan Co-ordinator, overseeing the implementation of travel plans for Park use and future development, is currently overseen in-house by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).  However, it is anticipated that an external Travel Plan Co-ordinator may be appointed in due course as more sites are constructed and occupied. The LLDC is also in the process of establishing a Sustainable and Active Travel Group whose role will be, in part, to monitor the performance of more specific land-use travel plans as they are implemented. This Group will include a range of stakeholders including transport bodies, venues, developers, as well as walking and cycling groups.