Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 3 consultation underway

Published Friday, 16 November 2018

A wide ranging consultation about the borough’s strategic transport priorities, including further improving road safety, is underway.

The transport related proposals are all included in the draft Local Implementation Plan, referred to as LIP3, denoting that this is third LIP produced by the Council.  Consultation closes on 13 January 2019, with respondents being encouraged to view the LIP by visiting www.bromley.gov.uk/localimplementationplan and express their views about the proposals and outcomes.  

This LIP sets out the council’s vision and aspirations to bring about real improvements locally, not just in how we travel but in the impacts this travel can have.  We are proposing ambitious strategies to improve road safety, to improve the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists as well as looking to reduce congestion on our roads, which has benefits for everyone.  There are many challenges, including population growth and the lack of public transport infrastructure, which affects particularly the more rural parts of our borough” said Councillor Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment and Community Services. 

Councillor Huntington-Thresher added, “The council is not in charge of much of the transport services. We do not pretend that we will somehow be able to wave a magic wand and change everything but we will work as closely with our partners including all the various transport operators, Business improvement Districts and other stakeholders.  We will also listen carefully to residents views too in order to develop exciting proposals to enhance the borough’s quality environment and provide greater transport choice in the coming decades. I would encourage you to take time to consider the various issues we face in the future and respond to the proposals we have.”

Respondents are being asked to comment on a series of outcomes which tackle various aspects of travel activity, including proposals to:

  • Reduce collisions and road safety danger, reaffirming the council’s drive to reduce those being killed and seriously injured on Bromley’s roads with an ambition to reduce this to zero by 2041
  • Improve infrastructure for walking and cycling, to make it an attractive choice for every day travel including promoting walking and cycling to school, delivering health and congestion benefits
  • Enhance the borough’s town centres and streetscapes including new tree planting
  • Support the vibrancy of our Town Centres through improved transport infrastructure choice for residents and lobbying for improved connectivity for visitors from other boroughs to Bromley’s town centres and leisure opportunities
  • Lobby for increased public transport connectivity from Bromley and Orpington town centres to Lewisham, Canary Wharf and Docklands, with their expanding employment opportunities in Canary Wharf
  • Lobby Department of Transport to deliver on promised funding to make Petts Wood and St Mary Cray train stations fully accessible and lobby for further funding to make Chislehurst or Elmstead Woods and Penge West accessible. 
  • Improve bus reliability
  • Reduce congestion through moving switchable trips to other modes 
  • Maintain and improve air quality.

The LIP details the borough's approach to transport, including the council’s continued objective to improve road safety and reduce road danger, and includes its investment priorities for both the next three years as well as in the longer term to 2041 at a more strategic level.  The LIP is also is a statutory document, required by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, which sets out how the council intends to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy within the borough.