March 2013 Seminar

Third Regional Seminar on Active Travel: 14 March 2013

Shifting the balance towards walking and cycling:
Innovative approaches in the North West

The seminar was held on Thursday 14 March, 2013, County Hall, Preston.
Lancashire County Council kindly hosted the event.

The chairman for the morning session was Councillor Tim Ashton, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, Lancashire County Council, whose address covered 20mph speed limits and sustainable travel initiatives in Lancashire. This was followed by two officers’ account, with outcomes so far, of the implementation of 20mph limits throughout Lancashire, the most widespread such scheme in Britain.

The seminar had two further themes: the better use of limited road space, for example by the shared-space approach (of which Poynton in East Cheshire is an impressive new example and the subject of a video ) and use of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to develop cycle networks in the region. Steve Essex of Transport Initiatives chaired the afternoon session.

See the programme.

View the presentations

20mph speed limit programme in Lancashire
Paul Binks and Amy Coulson, Lancashire County Council. Part 1 & Part 2

Poynton Village Improvement Scheme
Phil McGreal, PMG Consultancy Services. Click here

A new cycle route on a major desire line: the Bridgewater way in Trafford
Dominic Smith, Trafford MBC. Click here

Active Leigh! – promoting active travel by completing the cycle network
Peter Wickett, Wigan MBC. Click here