Living Neighbourhood Scheme

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How is the success of a Living Neighbourhood Scheme measured and over what time frame? Will improved air quality and health for pedestrians and cyclists be specifically measured?


Answer for Living Neighbourhood Scheme

Answer for Living Neighbourhood Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Measures of success for the Liveable Neighbourhoods projects will primarily be based on the five Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes; Active, Safe, Green, Efficient and Reliable. These benefits will arise from:

•                    A shift to walking, cycling and public transport

•                    Increased use of public space by pedestrians

•                    Improved safety

•                    Better air quality and less noise pollution

•                    Improved freight efficiency

•                    Improved public transport reliability

Other indirect benefits from the programme will come from:

•                    Improved health, reduced congestion and increased economic activity

Transport for London will work with boroughs to develop measures to track benefits of individual projects. While exact timeframes will vary from project to project, benefits will generally be measured over a three year period post-delivery. Pedestrian Environment Review System audits, walking and cycling surveys, air quality and environmental surveys, public transport and traffic surveys (performance and numbers) will be measured annually post-implementation for three years.

Air pollution in Golders Green Road NW11