Saturday, 19 November 2011

Nov 24-25: Will Vauxhall be the new Amsterdam?

Heads Up! Two open days are being held next week, about the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea redevelopments, on 24-25 November (full details below). They say there's:

o A chance to learn more about proposed improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and local public transport users.
o Information about planned improvements to existing streets and a new linear park.

Questions I have in mind include:
a) Given this scheme is second only to the Olympics as a London regeneration programme, how are they making sure they aren't making a Bow roundabout style cock-up at Vauxhall Cross?
b) Will the cycling infrastructure be going in ahead of the major developments or trailing after?
c) Will the linear park be designed as an adult and child friendly place with segregated, wide cycle paths linking all the developments along the line smoothly and efficiently.
d)Will Nine Elms Lane be a delight for families and commuters to cycle along?
e) Will the primary school being built have cycle parking for its pupils at ground floor level?
 f) What percentage of children in year 6 and above at local schools have undertaken on-road cycle training. When do they expect to hit 90%?
g) What percentage of the spend on the tube line extension is being spent on cycling?
h) Are the developers requiring their building contractors to sign up to the Mayor's Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) and ensure that all their freight drivers have undertaken TfL's Safe Urban Driving Course which includes on-road cycle training for drivers?
h) What residential (resident and visitor) and commercial/retail cycle parking is being provided? Is it convenient, secure and sufficient?



FULL DETAILS FROM LAMBETH:
The multi-million pound redevelopments that make up Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea, or VNEB, form one of London’s largest regeneration programmes – second only to the Olympic site. Over the next twenty years major investment will transform the area bringing with it new businesses and jobs, public spaces, homes and leisure facilities.

This is a complex and long term project with different types of improvements taking place over a number of years. The open days on 24 and 25 November will bring the key people from each area of expertise into one location, making it as easy as possible for local people and local groups to find the information that interests them most.
The VNEB open day events are free and open to all and a great chance to discover:
o The most up-to-date information about the VNEB redevelopments.
o An update on the Northern line extension that will link the whole area to the Tube network.
o A chance to learn more about proposed improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, and local public transport users.
o Information about planned improvements to existing streets and a new linear park.
o A 3D model of the whole VNEB area.
o An opportunity to discuss proposals with the VNEB strategy board.
The open days will be held between 3pm-8pm on Thursday 24 November and 8am-6pm on Friday 25 November at Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8 5NQ.

The nearest tube and rail station is Vauxhall. Market Towers is the tall building on the south-western side of the Vauxhall one-way system. Use Exit 6 from Vauxhall tube station and it is the first building across Nine Elms Lane.

For more information visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/vneb
If you would like to be added to, or unsubscribe from, the VNEB email update list please email us at this address: vneb@lambeth.gov.uk

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