Motion from Councillor Ian Manning

Agenda item number: 9 a)

Meeting: Tuesday 25 March 2014

Committee: Council


This Council notes that new Highways schemes which involve reconfiguring existing street layouts:
• are generally expensive and take a significant Council resource and time to implement
• are difficult to get 'right' partly due to how hard it is to predict accurately the effect of the changes
• that because schemes are permanent once implemented, concerns and possible resistance to them tends to become more stringent and polarised
This Council recognises:
• the success New York City has had in making changes to its streetscapes in the last 6 years, under transport commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, including:
-  Increase in shop revenues
-  Reduction in traffic accidents
-  Rejuvenation of previously run down areas
•  that a key factor in that success has been real world, cheap, temporary trials of schemes
Therefore this Council resolves to ask Cabinet to look at the projects currently in the transport delivery plan and local highways improvements schemes, and task a cross section of members to work with the local projects team to use this methodology to help deliver these projects.
(The Chairman advises that the motion relates to a matter for the Cabinet to determine and that the motion is therefore in order as drafted)

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Key decision: No

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