The appropriate approach is linked to the scale and scope of a given project and the degree of control that the council can exert. Classifying projects in this way will help us with programming our workload/managing resources. These models are a guide and we will retain flexibility to respond as appropriate to deliver projects in a way that meets local need as it is identified.
If there is an opportunity to deliver a project that is not complicated or contentious then we should get it done as swiftly as possible. We will establish an online request form to allow us to take recommendations from the public. These requests will be assessed and prioritised annually based on the feasibility of delivering within one year and on the benefit that the change would provide relative to the cost. * Characteristics: Only on land/highway managed by the council, minimal or no Traffic Orders required, no traffic or air quality modelling required, no traffic signal changes, cost is relatively low and project will not affect bus routes. * Example: Resurfacing and signage improvements, dropped kerbs
A neighbourhood project will have an impact on a wider local area and we will develop these projects together with local people. We will make the most of local expertise through a collaborative approach to design. Neighbourhood projects will be on mainly Lambeth managed streets and experimental trials/demonstrations may considered if there is support from the community and statutory stakeholders such as the emergency services. Neighbourhood projects might take 2–3 years to deliver. * Characteristics: Mainly on land/highway managed by Lambeth council, Traffic Order changes required, may require local traffic modelling for bus journey times and consultation. * Example: Healthy Route between Herne Hill and Brixton
Large scale changes to busy main streets that affect bus services, traffic signals, emergency vehicle routes, air quality and many other factors that make the design process quite restricted by technical constraints. Due to this, collaborative design cannot work in the same way as neighbourhood projects because a lot of the design requirements are beyond the council’s control. For strategic projects we will run open engagement online at an early stage so we can hear from a wider audience than with the other delivery approaches. This will help to get a broad range of views to inform the detailed development of the project. Strategic projects might take 3–5 years to deliver. * Characteristics: A mix of streets controlled by Lambeth and other authorities e.g. TfL, significant changes to motor traffic movements, strategic traffic and air quality modelling likely to be required, trade-offs between different modes, changes to travel patterns/behaviours involved. * Example: Healthy Route between Streatham and Oval
If a project primarily uses a street that is not managed by Lambeth Council then we will lobby for investment and work collaboratively with the managing authority to influence the outcomes based on our key objectives. The Partnership approach applies to public transport initiatives as well as highway schemes and we are committed to being pro-active with key stakeholders in order to promote improvements to the rail, bus and underground network in Lambeth. We cannot always set timeframes for these projects as they are not within our control to deliver. * Characteristics: Streets/services not controlled by Lambeth. Multiple external stakeholders involved. Business case requires development, need to build broad coalition of support and assemble implementation funding package. * Example: Tulse Hill gyratory, metroisation of rail services, station access improvements.