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The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an London borough in south-east London.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has drafted a long-term vision for cycling in the borough. The basis of the ‘Cycling Strategy’ is to get more people cycling, and to make it even easier and safer to do so. The strategy includes plans to access funding for investment in more new cycle routes, to provide more cycle training and to make it simpler for people to travel on two wheels. PTP-Cycle will contribute to reach these ambitious goals.

Implementation sites

PTP-Cycle will be delivered to households in the Abbey Wood area of Greenwich.  Traveling by foot and bike can save you money and improve your health making this project ideal in Abbey wood where  there are low levels of walking and cycling amongst the population, as well as high levels of overall and health deprivation.   In this area PTP-Cycle can hope to open-up people’s access to jobs, health care and education.  The cycling and walking infrastructure in the area is of a high standard and there are cycle routes  linking Abbey Wood to Woolwoch Arsenal – a local transport hub.

Latest news!

From a target population of 5,000, 3,500 residents were contacted with 62% interested in receiving travel advice, leading to 2,175 information packs were delivered. In addition, 274 people were given travel advice at local events.

Short term follow-up surveys were carried out in December 2014, 3 months after project delivery ended. Long term follow-ups are planned for summer 2015. 

From those who responded to the short term follow-up these encouraging results have been produced: 

  • 6% of respondents increased their number of cycling trips; from those that increased cycling trips the median increase in number of cycling trips was 2, per person per week.
  • 42% of respondents increased their number of walking trips; from those that increased walking trips the median increase in number of walking trips was 4, per person per week.
  • 33% or respondents decreased their number of car (alone) trips; from those that decreased car (alone) trips the median decrease in number of car (alone) trips was 5, per person per week.
  • 22% of respondents increased their number of bus trips; from those that increased bus trips the median increase in number of bus trips was 1, per person per week.
  • 7% of respondents increased their number of train trips; from those that increased train trips the median increase in number of train trips was 1, per person per week.

Knowledge Hub

Neil Smith: neil.smith@sustrans.org.uk

+44 (0)117 915 0318

Ellie Griffies-Weld: Eleanor.griffiesweld@sustrans.org.uk

Address:

256 Plumstead High Street

Plumstead

Greenwich

SE18 1JN

Social media links

Several activities and events will be organised in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. If you wish to participate in the competitions and events, follow PTP-Cycle social media channels and Royal Borough of Greenwich on social media.

Website: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/royalgreenwich

Twitter: @royal_greenwich

Local PTP-Cycle contact leader

Neil Smith: neil.smith@sustrans.org.uk

+44 (0)117 915 0318