Documents

Here you will find links to pertinent (mostly) third-party documents relating to safe routes  – particularly to schools, to and from the Blackford area.

Liveable Neighbourhoods

Climate

Local

Infographics

Traffic evaporation and navigation apps

Road design and modelling

Transport statistics

Road danger reduction

Air quality

Public health

  • Broken hearted cities – Why driving is the new smoking – Unnecessary driving of cars is major public health issue.
  • The Miracle Pill by Peter Walker Key stats:
    • 100,000 premature deaths per year in the UK due to inactivity
    • 80% of UK kids are so inactive they risk their long term health
    • Daily cycle commuting lowers the risk of heart disease by 50%, the risk of cancer by 50% and the risk of mortality from any cause by 40%
    • In the Danish city of Odense, a place made hugely welcoming to cycle, 80% of children cycle to school and the streets are so safe that the official advice is that children should be able to cycle to school from age 6, on their own

Psychology / sociology

Disabled people

A reminder: LTNs do not prevent access by motor vehicles – all properties remain accessible. Lower traffic (less rat-running) makes it easier for those who really do need to drive.

LTNs and disabled people. Chapter 8 of this report from TfL provides some useful insights (large pdf). Summarised below:

  • Walking (incl. wheeling) is the most commonly used mode of transport for disabled Londoners (8.10)
  • The proportion of disabled Londoners who drive a car to get around London is 28%, compared to 45% for non-disabled Londoners. The proportion who use a car as passengers is identical between the two groups (81%)
  • Disabled Londoners are less likely to hold any type of driving license than non-disabled (40% vs 68%)
  • Disabled Londoners are less likely to have household access to a car than non-disabled Londoners: 52% of disabled Londoners live in car-free households vs 34% non-disabled
  • 17% of disabled Londoners sometimes use a bike to get around London compared to 18% among non-disabled Londoners

Disability, Cycling and Health: Impacts and (Missed) Opportunities in Public Health – cycling is easier than walking for most people with physical disabilities and is also crucial to mobility, exercise, and health.

Planters and wood supplies

Possible sources of wooden planters

Legacy documents (not current)

  • A preliminary proposed map of routes from the Blackford area through the Astley Ainslie site to James Gillespie’s primary school, high school, St. Peter’s school and the new school soon to be built in Canaan lane in Morningside.
    Safe routes through Astley Ainslie
  • A response to the existing 20mph “Pedestrian and Cycle Zone” outside St.Peter’s from a parent.
    Comments on the Pedestrian Zone