Lambeth’s Transport Strategy is closely aligned with the MTS and it therefore follows that the outcomes set by the Mayor are also the basis for the assessment of Lambeth’s performance against key objectives of our own strategy. We supplement the MTS outcomes with specific local targets and objectives included in our Borough Plan and other items that the council has pledged to deliver. The overarching objective of the MTS is that four out of five trips across London should be made by walking, cycling or by using public transport by 2041. Depending on local characteristics, each borough is given an individual objective in this regard, with Lambeth’s target mode share being 85% of trips by sustainable modes – higher than the London wide objective. To complement the overarching objective the MTS identifies seven key outcomes that will be measured to track progress.
TfL provides regular updates to the boroughs on the objectives above to allow us to track our progress. The latest update we have, from July 2019, is included at Appendix E[LINK]
- Outcome 1: London’s streets will be healthy and more Londoners will travel actively
- Outcome 2: London’s streets will be safe and secure
- Outcome 3: London’s streets will be used more efficiently and have less traffic on them
- Outcome 4: London’s streets will be clean and green
- Outcome 5: The public transport network will meet the needs of a growing London
- Outcome 6: Public transport will be safe, affordable and accessible to all
- Outcome 7: Journeys by public transport will be pleasant, fast and reliable
In addition, in our Local Implementation Plan we set three local Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to complement the MTS outcomes, these are set out in the table below.
|Objective||Metric||Borough target||Target year||Actual|
|Install over 200 new EV charging points||Number of charge points installed on the public highway within Lambeth available to the public||200||2022||133|
|Provide 1,000 additional cycle hangar spaces||Number of spaces in secure lockers available for hire in Lambeth||1,000||2022||312|
|Create 10 miles of new cycle routes||10 miles of routes – inclusive of; new segregated cycle track, roads where traffic volume/speeds have been reduced to acceptable levels to enable cycling, off-road paths where cycling has been permitted, new contraflow cycling schemes||10 miles||2022||1.96|
As well as to the objectives above, we also report on practical outputs/projects that we are delivering to achieve the MTS goals. We track progress against a range of criteria each year for TfL via what is known as ‘Form C’. Form C includes information on the delivery of infrastructure for walking and cycling, environmental improvements, road danger reduction, behaviour change programmes and a range of other activities. We will publish this information, alongside updates on the KPIs above, on an annual basis. Our updated Borough Plan has identified twenty goals to deliver across key priorities. Under the theme Making Lambeth a place where people want to live, work and invest there is a commitment to improving neighbourhoods and enabling people to live healthier lives. A key part of this will be implementing the Transport Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan as well as the borough wide approach to carbon reduction. The Plan also underlines the importance of securing improvements to public transport, with a focus on equality of access to centres of growth. We will report on progress against these goals.
In addition to the monitoring framework set out above, we will continue to develop, publish and report further performance indicators in future iterations of the TSIP. In particular, we will focus on ensuring that our monitoring framework tracks how our investment delivers fair and equitable outcomes across the borough, including for disadvantaged communities that are often most affected by transport inequalities.