Sector - Transport & Infrastructure
GHD Appointed by TFL for Cycle Contract
GHD are pleased to announce that they have been appointed by Transport for London (TfL) as its Traffic Engineering Support Partner in order to support the delivery of feasibility and concept design packages for projects within its Road, Streets and Places department’s cycling portfolio.
GHD will help develop the feasibility design for Cycle Future Route 15 (CFR 15) which will link Streatham to Oval and is one of 25 routes identified by TfL as having the highest potential demand for cycling in London.
Following a competitive tender process, GHD was appointed to the four-year Traffic Engineering Support Partner Framework on account of its specialist sector experience. As TfL’s exclusive Traffic Engineering Support Partner, GHD has quickly mobilised on the project and will provide dedicated resource over the next four years. The GHD team has been assembled from across the company’s global network and is centred around TfL’s specific requirements.
A team from TfL and GHD have recently worked on designs for the A23 Streatham Hill Healthy Streets scheme where the primary objective is to bring about a ‘step change’ in the street design and public realm quality. The team will also now develop the CRF 1 feasibility designs between Oval Station and Pendennis Road in Streatham over the next six months to April 2021. The team will also design temporary cycle lanes that will be instated along the entire length of CRF 15 to encourage more walking and cycling in the current COVID environment.
Craig Adams, TfL Client Account Director and Traffic Engineering Team Leader at GHD, said: “We are delighted to be supporting TfL’s design team once again, as work on Cycle Future Route 15 kicks off at an accelerated pace on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. This route will be an important addition to London’s cycling infrastructure, which is playing a more vital role than ever before on account of social distancing requirements on the public transport network. It has never been more important to get Londoners out walking and cycling, and the Healthy Streets Approach is key to making this happen by improving the experience of being on London’s streets. We look forward to supporting TfL once again as it works to make the capital’s streets safer and more pleasant, with reduced pollution and enhanced accessibility, for the benefit of the wider London community.”
With regards to the A23 Streatham Hill Healthy Streets scheme designs, Kieran Hutley, TfL’s Principal Sponsor, Lambeth – Network Sponsorship – Investment Delivery Planning, said: “Will Norman, the Mayor of London’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner, was very impressed that the combined TfL and GHD team had managed to reduce the bus journey time delays, as well as design a scheme with segregated cycle facilities and straight-across pedestrian crossings, achieving the TfL Healthy Streets objectives.”
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