Finalists for the 2016 Cycle Planning Awards

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Best innovation - use of technology or new technique

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Orca Cycle Lane Safety Products – Rediweld

These cycle path segregation features promote a safer cycle lane environment, with their unique shape and lighting features giving a higher degree of separation from traffic and allowing for increased cyclist visibility. 

CycleStreets and Cyclescape - CycleStreets Ltd

CycleStreets provide data to a wide variety of journey planning websites and apps, encouraging the uptake of cycling by giving people information on where it is convenient and safe to ride and also providing better routes to existing cyclists.

Eco Countryside™ Cycle Kerb Segregation - Charcon

System developed and supplied to Transport for London for the Mayor’s Flagship Cycle Superhighway 2. Charcon’s technical team have come up with an innovative cycle kerb segregation system which can be seen utilised on sections of the Cycle Superhighway 2 route in London. Through the use of recycled materials it also reduces carbon footprint and cost whilst maintaining functionality and visual appeal.

Oval Triangle Improvements - TfL

Innovative, transformative changes made by Transport for London at Oval Triangle have delivered notable safety benefits for cyclists and encouraged an increase in the uptake of cycling through the area.

Cycle Superhighway (CS) 2 Upgrade – TfL

TfL overcame a number of barriers whilst implementing changes to the former Cycle Superhighway Route 2. Completed in spring 2016, these upgrades have provided a safer environment for cyclists along the 4.6km section of cycle path from Aldgate to Bow Roundabout. 

Propensity to Cycle Tool - Propensity to Cycle Team

The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) provides an evidence based approach to support planners deciding where to prioritise cycling spend. Specifically, it allows planners not just to build cycling infrastructure where it is easy to build, or where there are an existing large number of cyclists, but to prioritise areas where there is high cycling potential – “building for tomorrow, not for yesterday”.

Broughton Cycleway - TfGM & Salford City Council 

The Broughton cycleway is the longest ‘light segregation’ route in the UK providing a 4.2km protected cycle lane, along a key corridor into the regional centre. The use of light segregation is still relatively new to the UK and Salford has implemented a different form through an innovative combination of segregation products and methodology.

Best cycling network strategy / masterplan

North-West Greenway Plan - Derry City & Strabane District Council

In conjunction with a wide range of partners, the Derry City & Strabane District council has created the Northwest Greenway Action Plan, which sets out a shared vision for the physical, economic and social regeneration of the region through the development of an active and sustainable cycle/ walking network.

Norwich pedalway network development - Norwich City Council

The Norwich pedalway network development program sets out objectives to increase and shape travel behaviour, with the implementation of strategic routes designed in collaboration with local cyclists that are helping to reduce accidents, increase health and stimulate economic growth in the region.   

Waltham Forest 'Mini-Holland' Bid and 2020 Vision - Waltham Forest Council 

In alignment with the ‘Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London’, Waltham Forest have developed a unique cycling infrastructure and policy proposal that engages with local needs and articulates a clear vision for encouraging people to ‘take to two wheels’. 

Best cycle network infrastructure project

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Cycle Superhighway Programme – TfL

With aims to double the 600, 000 cycling trips made per day in the capital over the next ten years, TfL have delivered major improvements to cycle infrastructure also creating a network of Cycle Superhighways running from outer and inner London to central London. 

Ruckholt Road Scheme - Waltham Forest Council

Linking the south of the borough with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Ruckholt Road aims to improve the public realm/ streetscape whilst providing a safer environment for cyclists and walkers.

Millwall Quietway link – Sustrans

Key to the success of Quietway 1, the 1.6 million pound Millwall link provides a safe, enjoyable cycling and walking route between South Bermondsey Station and Surrey Canal Road away from surrounding busy and HGV laden roads. 

Quietway 1 – Waterloo to Greenwich – TfL

Quietway 1 provides a series of routes for cyclists that link key destinations. This Transport for London funded project has provided a vital traffic free link from Central London – Greenwich, and allows people to enjoy their journey in safe, peaceful, pleasant surroundings whether on bike or foot.

 Glasgow South West City Way - Glasgow City Council 

The Pollokshields area of Glasgow is densely populated with a varied demographic. The roads connecting this area to the city are busy and a hostile environment to cycling. To address this issue the South-West City Way segregated cycle route was constructed during 2015, opened in
October, and now provides a link to the City Centre in twelve minutes. This project tackles motorway slip roads and creates a brand new safe and direct route through an area previously impermeable to cyclists.

Port Salford Greenway - Salford City Council

Port Salford Greenway is a traffic-free shared cycle and pedestrian route in Salford that connects local people to new job opportunities at Port Salford. Currently under construction, Port Salford will be the UK’s first inland tri-modal port facility. 


Best behaviour change campaign


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The Heathrow Cycling Partnership – Heathrow Airport

To support their vision to become the world’s first cycling airport, Heathrow have teamed up with Sutrans, establishing a long term partnership to make cycling to work the easy choice for staff through a number of activities, routes and targeted schemes.

Big Bike Revival - CyclingUK

The Big Bike Revival is a smart measure campaign to incentivise and inspire the large proportion of people who own bikes in England, but do not cycle (or cycle less than once a week) to start cycling. 

Southwark Council Behaviour Change Programme - Southwark Council 

The focus of this behaviour change programme is promoting walking and cycling to residents, schools and universities and reducing the number of servicing trips to schools and workplaces.

Positive Spin - Lambeth Council

The aims of this project were to offer a fun social activity to enhance the health and wellbeing for people with dementia, and to identify the benefits of cycling for people living with cognitive impairment and their families.

Most cycle friendly workplace

Where will you cycle to next? – Next Plc

Through a range of incentives including financial rewards, safer parking facilities, discounts on bikes and free bike training, this campaign aims to increase levels of cyclists in order to reduce the need for car parking spaces at various sites and help out with local congestion. 

Making the cyclist king – GSK

Through internal investment and with funding from TfL, GSK have continued to improve provision for cyclists, with a number of new projects commencing in 2016 to refurbish cycling facilities across both West London sites.

King’s Cross – King’s Cross Argent LLP

As part of the largest area of city centre redevelopment in Europe, a 67 acre site close to King’s Cross station in the London Borough of Camden has incorporated a number of measures to increase cycling.

One Small Step - Shrewsbury & Telford NHS

In partnership with the two local authorities, the Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust jointly appointed a Sustainable Travel coordinator and made significant progress in influencing staff to become more engaged with sustainable travel, particularly cycling, and walking through a number of initiatives. 

Best integrated community hub or cycle scheme (cycle parking, cycle hire, hub or cafe)

Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes - Belfast City Council 

Belfast City Council launched Phase 1 of the Coca-Cola Zero Belfast Bikes on 27th April 2015 as a high profile active travel project for Belfast, to put cycling in the heart of the city as a local transport solution.

Heathrow Cycle Hub - Heathrow Airport Limited

Heathrow Cycle Hub aims to provide a high quality (‘one stop shop’) cycle facility at the airport. The facility has been central to delivering services to cyclists on the site as well as developing a cyclist community beyond the airport.

Positive Spin: Cycling for people with dementia - Cycle Training UK

The aim of Positive Spin is to provide a fun social activity that enhances the lives and wellbeing of people with dementia and their families through cycling.

Santander Cycles MK -  Santander UK

In June 2016, Santander alongside nextbike launched a brand new cycle hire scheme in Milton Keynes (MK). This cycle hire scheme embodies Santander’s continued involvement in cycle hire space, having successfully won the bid to sponsor the London scheme in 2015

Most cycle friendly policies (local government)

Greater Cambridge Cycling City - Cambridgeshire County Council

Marking the continued encouragement of active cycling, Cambridgeshire County Council have worked with a number of partners to establish funding and an expert team to deliver a number of cycling interventions in Cambridge, with the long term objective of increasing the mode share of cycling to 40% by 2023.

London Borough of Waltham Forest - Waltham Forest Council

In 2015 the Council launched its 2020 Vision Cycling Plan and the Waltham Forest Cycle Design Guide to support the roll-out of the Enjoy Waltham Forest (Mini-Holland) Programme. 

Hackney Council - London Borough of Hackney

In November 2015, the Council adopted its Transport Strategy for the next 10 years, which set out ambitious targets to make cycling second nature to everyone. Building on the boroughs success, a number of policies make it evident that cycling is a clear priority for Hackney.

Cycling Champion of the Year

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Conrad Haigh – ATOC

Conrad has successfully overseen implementation of the DfT’s Cycle-Rail Fund. Speaking with locals and through efficient use of funding, he has tirelessly helped to ensure cycle facilities and policies are at the forefront of projects and developments within the industry.

Cllr Demirci – London Borough of Hackney 

Cllr Feryal Demirci has overseen Hackney’s transition to London’s best cycling borough. Synonymous with being at the forefront of the cycling revolution in London, Hackney continues to play an active role in raising standards and expectations of the role of cycling in the capital today, with no small thanks to Cllr Demirci.

Michael Barratt – Transport for London

Michael has proven himself a true champion for cycling over and over. He has gone over and above the call of duty to improve road safety and specifically for more vulnerable road users time and time again.

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The Cycle Planning Awards 2016 take place at Glaziers Hall on the Thames Riverside on Friday 23 September.

The celebration features as part of the drinks reception at the conclusion of the Transforming London Streets Conference.

Tickets to the conference include entry to the ceremony.

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