Friday 12 October 2018

Guildhall, London

The Finalists...

1. Best Healthy Streets Innovation Award 

The Best Innovation in Healthy Streets Award can include technology innovations such as air quality improvement solutions e.g. green walls and infra, active travel infrastructure, such as bike parking and cycle schemes.  The Innovation award can also include original ideas in engineering and street design, which are not always considered ‘technology’ based innovations.  

  • ArupReCharge Parklet  
    With an estimated one million EVs predicted to be on the road by 2020, UK cities will need a six-fold increase in the number of EV charging points. At present, charging points are being placed within footways which, in many cases, impede pedestrians. Arup's innovative concept scheme is a Recharge Parklet: a mini parklet on the street, replacing individual parking bays, and where EV charging points can be housed along with community uses such as planters, benches and games.

  • Cycle Training UK: Ride Side-By-Side 
    Ride Side by Side is a bookable cycle service for people over 60 or people with mobility issues, using stable, comfortable electric side-by-side cycles which are easily accessible and able to carry loads such as shopping, sticks and walking frames, for trips within two miles of users’ homes. The service has been running in the London borough of Hackney since May 2017 and is about to launch in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Users can choose whether or not to pedal along with the 'pilot' who accompanies, who will help them with shopping or with access to health appointments if required.

  • See.Sense: Next Generation Cycling, Manchester 
    See.Sense and BT have partnered on an innovative project to use crowdsourced data from cyclists to help get more people on their bikes. Data from the trial will be shared with CityVerve, the UK’s smart cities demonstrator, based in Manchester. The data will help the city identify and prioritise investments in cycling infrastructure and policies, enabling cycling to become an efficient and sustainable transport alternative to the car.

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest: Selborne Road 
    Air pollution levels across Waltham Forest were exceeding legal EU limits, with one of the worst areas being Selborne Road; a main east-west link used by London buses, commuters and visitors to retail offers. Selborne Road has been transformed, improving the quality of the environment and the air, by encouraging sustainable modes of transport via a cycle hub, E-bus charging, the first ‘green wall’ in Waltham Forest, a ‘green’ public realm and new community spaces.

  • Transport for London, Ringway Jacobs and Charcon: Cycle Kerb Segregation System
    The Mayor’s Flagship Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout was a major investment by Transport for London (TfL) to make the route safer for cyclists and other road users. With more than 60 collisions involving injuries to cyclists recorded on the corridor annually, a unique 500mm-wide Cycle Kerb Segregation System was designed using physical islands in each direction separating cyclists and vehicles within the highly constrained strategic corridor. The new design saves lives, money, resources and space.


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2. Best Healthy Streets Behaviour Change Initiatives Award 

This award recognises marketing campaigns that engage with their target audiences, have a measurable impact, are replicable elsewhere and are great value for money.  They can be single medium or multi-channel.  The key question will be: does it work well?

  • City of LondonRoad Danger Reduction Campaign 
    The high volume of pedestrians at peak times in the City of London means that pedestrians may step into the road unexpectedly and motorists need to be constantly vigilant. Pedestrian KSI numbers are increasing, involving around 50% of KSI collisions. Although pedestrians have a responsibility for their own safety, they are the most vulnerable road users. The ‘Be Brake Ready’ campaign doesn’t blame victims, but targets sources of danger and heightens pedestrians’ awareness of danger to themselves and to other vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and motorcyclists.

  • MeristemCar Free Street Parties 
    Meristem has been involved with numerous ‘car free street parties’ on London streets to promote community rather than car use. By removing cars, the streets are handed back to the local residents, so enabling play, walking and cycling. Meristem provides lush greenery, seating and planters as an alternative to traditional road barriers, helping to promote urban greening. Street parties allow stakeholders to visualise the benefits of closing the road to passing traffic, and assist the councils to make permanent changes on rat run roads and roads outside schools.

  • Transport for LondonThe constructors cycle experience
    The target group here is directors and CEOs in the construction industry. The campaign focuses on helping contractors meet deadlines whilst minimising disruption to those that live locally and use the road network. It includes improving marshalling standards, loading and holding methods, traffic management design, hoarding and gantry design, site design and HGV management, delivered by a presentation. There is also a ‘cycle experience’ opportunity for company representatives, using their own bikes or Santander hire bikes free of charge.

  • London Borough of Waltham ForestComplementary Measures 
    The Enjoy Waltham Forest Complementary Measures team is delivering an inclusive multifaceted behaviour change programme to facilitate a cycling and walking cultural change in Waltham Forest, a borough four years into a five-year sustainable transport and active travel infrastructure upgrade. With a multifaceted programme that includes free cycle training, active travel infrastructure and school engagement, everybody who lives, works or studies in the borough has the ability to take part in sustainable transport and active travel.

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3. Healthy Streets Champion Award

This award is for the individual who has made an outstanding personal contribution to Healthy Streets.  This can be a politician, business leaders, academics, local advocates for active travel and media and sport personalities that have pushed the agenda forward. 

Sponsored by: Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

  • Vala ValavanLondon Borough of Waltham Forest 
    Kathiravelu Valavan (Vala) is an inspirational leader delivering change to the public realm of Waltham Forest. He was the main 'driver' helping to create infrastructure for supporting active travel, sustainable transport and creating health-friendly communities in the borough. His ambition, clear vision and purpose was central to the Council's successful bid and delivery of the £20 million Olympic funds for improving public services and infrastructure, and became the catalyst for the multi-award winning £27 million Mini-Holland funding to deliver the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme.

  • Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), City of London Corporation
    Iain Simmons has been a champion of Healthy Streets for his whole 32 years at the City of London Corporation. Some highlights from his career include the Ring of Steel, which although primarily a security measure led to a signifcant reduction in motor traffic in the Square Mile.  He led the introduction of the 20mph speed limit in the City, two way contra flow cycling on one-way streets and most recently the Bank on Safety, which removed all traffic other than bicycles and buses from Bank Junction in the face of extreme opposition from many pressure groups. 

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4. The Healthy Streets Community Project of the Year 

New for 2018, the Healthy Streets Community Project of the Year award will seek applicants from community-led projects where a small change has made a big difference. 

Sponsored by: Commonplace

  • London Borough of SouthwarkTranquil Triangle 
    Dante Road and Brook Drive are narrow residential streets in Southwark that have long suffered from high levels of traffic. The resident-supported ‘Tranquil Triangle’ initiative to close Dante Road to cars is now being trialled, and represents a success for both local people and cycling in London, making a number of the local roads near CS7 significantly quieter. Since the closure, there is significantly less through traffic, more cyclists of different ages and abilities, and children playing in the streets.

  • London Borough of Waltham ForestWaltham Forest Cycling Campaign 
    Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign (WFCC) is a community cycling club in Waltham Forest and has been entirely run by volunteers for 13 years. Council liaison officers at the Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign communicate the concerns and feedback of local WFCC cyclists to the council in a monthly meeting. These meetings are a critical tool for the success of the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme, as it provides sustainable transport planners with cyclists’ opinions of cycling infrastructure in the borough. WFCC also supports the running of rides, campaigns and events and is a catalyst for encouraging active travel behaviour change in Waltham Forest.

  • What If ProjectsLamlas Garden 
    A community-led project team delivered the Lamlas Garden project, a reclaimed street at the heart of a neighbourhood local to Elephant & Castle, London, in phases. Residents, in liaison with Southwark Council, successfully re-designated the street, meaning it could be free of traffic and provide access only to pedestrians, cyclists and for vehicular deliveries to the neighbouring Lamlash Street Allotment sites. From this base, the project team developed ideas for a garden, an edible garden, new street trees, planting beds, a new street surface, and planters for community growing.

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5. The Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year Award

This award will recognise the Healthy Streets Proposal of the Year, considering all of the Healthy Streets indicators including: street design, access, active travel choices, safety, improved air quality and livability.  Abstracts should demonstrate the biggest impacts of both soft and hard measures. 

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  • City of London CorporationLondon Wall PlaceThe City of London Corporation is currently delivering improvements to the highway and public realm work around the new London Wall Place development, creating an improved streetscape with open spaces that complement the development and cater for the future growth of pedestrians. The design work includes widening footways, making a general traffic lane a cycle lane, new pedestrian crossings, level access to gardens, new seating, soft landscaping and shade-tolerant greenery.

  • Hackney CouncilHackney Central Liveable Neighbourhood
    Hackney’s proposals aim to create a Liveable Neighbourhood with the help of traffic reduction (removing through traffic from Amhurst Road) linked to improved walking and cycling routes throughout the area. The core of the scheme proposes a 24-hour bus and cycle-only gate on Amhurst Road, removing general through traffic from this heavily congested road and enabling the radical redesign of dangerous junctions. Greening, a series of pocket and linear parks with improved seating, and improved pedestrian crossings will enable users to take full advantage of the regained public space.

  • Salford CouncilChapel Street East Phase 1 
    Salford is an ambitious city of 245,000 residents, poised to deliver 40,000 new homes and 40,000 new jobs by 2040. Chapel Street East is an important corridor in Salford, and proposals for its sustainable regeneration featured prominently in the Beelines launch in June. The project will deliver a high quality public realm including paving, seating, cycle parking and public art, cycle tracks, continuous footways, bus stop bypasses, street trees, a 20mph zone, removal of all car parking and loading bays to serve local businesses.

  • London Borough of Waltham ForestCoppermill Area Liveable Neighbourhoods Scheme 
    Waltham Forest was successful in receiving ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ funding from Transport for London in 2018. The Coppermill Area Liveable Neighbourhoods Scheme aims to turn Coppermill Lane into a ‘cycle street’ and so encourage sustainable and active modes in day-to-day lives to reduce congestion, tackle air pollution and improve health. Measures used in the successful neighbouring ‘villages’ Enjoy Waltham Forest (Mini-Holland) Programme will be used to join up Walthamstow Wetlands, St James Street and Blackhorse Lane and ensure all residents of the borough, new or old, are encouraged to make short journeys by bike and foot.

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6. The Healthy Street of the Year Award 

New for 2018, the Healthy Street of the Year Award will seek applicants from those that have already carried out a street redesign and the scheme has been built and delivered.  

Sponsored by: The Urban Transport Group

  • City of LondonAldgate Square 
    The City of London Corporation has transformed the Aldgate area by removing the four-lane gyratory and creating two new public spaces. Aldgate is a unique area of the City, with a school, a residential area, new developments and key transport interchanges. Aldgate Square is now one of the largest public spaces in the City of London, with space for community events. The project involved introducing two-way traffic, closing street sections to traffic, and rationalising carriageways into single lanes to create more space for cyclists and pedestrians. Subways have been removed and replaced with safer street level, controlled crossings.

  • London Borough of EnfieldGreen Lanes 
    Enfield Council has completed a transformational healthy street project on a massive scale, covering 4.5km along Green Lanes, as part of its ambitious ‘mini Holland’ programme. The scheme connects a number of residential and town centre areas along a key urban road, and has introduced continuous cycle lanes, created a total of 9km of segregated and semi-segregated cycle lanes (4.5km in each direction, created new public spaces, added pedestrian crossings, improved way-finding and introduced rain gardens. Plus a net gain in trees, planters and grassed areas has helped put the ‘green’ back into Green Lanes.

  • Leicester City CouncilKing Street 
    The scheme to transform part of King Street in Leicester city centree was designed to complement a new public piazza and a major development comprising offices, apartments and retail space. The scheme delivered wider pavements, new cycling infrastructure and attractive outdoor seating areas. In 2015 this section of King Street was made a Pedestrian Priority Zone (PPZ) with automatic bollards. The work is part of the Connecting Leicester project which is improving routes through the city for pedestrians by removing parking and restricting vehicular access, so enabling the introduction of street cafes, benches and green shade and shelter.

  • Sustrans and Hammersmith & FulhamQuietway 2 
    Sustrans worked with LB Hammersmith & Fulham to redesign the Quietway 2 (Q2) route. Low cost interventions included changing priority on junctions, reallocating bollards and resurfacing. Major interventions included extending pavements, creating a shared use cycle and walking path, reducing street widths, adding zebra crossings, installing raised table and improving w

  • London Borough of Waltham ForestFrancis Road 
    As the focal point of the Enjoy Waltham Forest Leyton Town Centre Scheme, the tired and neglected Francis Road shopping area has been revitalised through a timed closure to vehicle traffic and and the introduction of a one-way system. Dedicated loading facilities, a public realm that prioritises the space for pedestrians and cyclists with more street furniture, better walking and cycling facilities, shared crossing points and greenery from trees, mini-pocket parks and planters. The scheme has also provided level access to all shops and businesses, many of which were not previously accessible, thus improving accessibility for residents and visitors with restricted mobility.

  • The New West End Company and Project Centre: Wild West End Garden – Old Quebec Street
    The Wild West End Garden in Old Quebec Street was funded and delivered by the New West End Company in partnership with The Portman Estate, Baker Street Quarter Partnership and Marble Arch BID. Project Centre was appointed as the Principal Designer and carried out a traffic and pedestrian survey, design of the pergola and green walls, the layout of the garden and an accessibility audit to ensure the garden was accessible to everyone. Old Quebec Street was closed to vehicular traffic in June 2018 for a 18 month experimental period to significantly improve the urban realm for people through offering an oasis of carefully selected trees and plants.


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7. Best Policing / Enforcement Initiative Award 

The judges would like to see submission examples of effective policing and enforcement schemes that relate to Healthy Streets.

  • Hackney CouncilInnovate Traffic Restrictions – School Streets & ULEV Streets 
    Hackney seeks to adapt existing regulation in two ways to solve two separate issues: the problem of traffic around the school gates at school drop off and pick up times, and the problem of poor air quality in a central business district at peak times when high numbers of pedestrians and cyclists are exposed to pollution. involving two separate projects (School Streets and Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Streets), both are based on the same innovation: the use of ANPR camera enforced timed pedestrian and cycle zones.

  • City of London CorporationCity Mark 
    As part of the Road Danger Reduction Programme, the City Mark vision aims to improve construction road safety in the City of London. Pilot objectives are to identify levels of compliance with leading initiatives of the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and the Construction Logistics for Community Safety (CLOCS) standards, build a ‘bigger picture’ of potential risks exit at junctions and sites, and to support the implementation of both schemes and provide interventions to encourage improved compliance.


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8. Best Healthy Streets Business Improvement District Project

This new award for 2018 will award the best Healthy Streets project delivered by a Business Improvement District 

  • Business BanksideBankside Boardwalk 
    A first for the UK, Bankside Boardwalk is an innovative and colourful new streetscape which has been trialled on Lavington Street during 2017/18. In 2016 Better Bankside secured funding through TfL’s Future Streets Fund to temporarily realign the street layout on a trial basis. By implementing an experimental one-way traffic management order for the street, the freed-up road space enabled the narrow pavements to be widened using a modular boardwalk structure, providing ease of movement for pedestrians, along with planting and places to sit along the boardwalk length.

  • Hammersmith Business Improvement DistrictUK’s First Business Parklets
    Parklets in Hammersmith are part of a wider initiative to deliver green spaces, cleaner air, and promote cycling. Eight parking spaces have been made into into four vibrant green parklets on Hammersmith Grove. This project is a collaboration between Hammersmith BID, Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Medidata and the Mayor of London, and is unique in that local business and BID board member, Medidata, funded the build of one parklet and Hammersmith BID is funding the parklets’ ongoing maintenance in an innovative business model.

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9. Best Healthy Streets Photo of the Year Award 

Photographs should try and capture as many of the ten indicators of a healthy street as possible.  These are referenced in Healthy Streets for London

Transport for London

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