Travel and transport policy
Redbridge Council have produced a local implementation plan, also known as (LIP), which is a statutory document setting out how we propose to implement the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy in Redbridge, over 20 years.
The local implementation plan directs our strategic transport investment in line with existing policy, and provides the policy framework for a rolling 3 year spending plan included within it.
The LIP was approved by the Council’s Cabinet on 11 June 2019. As the LIP is a strategic document a Strategic Environmental Assessment and an Equalities Impact Screening assessment were carried out on it and are available to view here.
Through it's transport policy Redbridge Council aims to provide a sustainable and integrated transport network, which promotes social inclusion and limits negative environmental impacts.
The core strategy is for a transport network that supports a prosperous economy and socially cohesive community, reduces car dependence, encourages sustainable travel, improves air quality and reduces greenhouse gas contributions to climate change.
We aim to achieve this through:
- reducing the need to travel by locating new development including housing, retail, commercial, cultural, health, leisure and community facilities within the hierarchy of town centres and other locations in accordance with Strategic Objective 1
- promoting walking and cycling and use of public transport by locating new development within close proximity to public transport nodes and existing local amenities
- integrating road, rail, bus, cycling and pedestrian links in accordance with the Local Implementation Plan
- providing good quality interchange facilities between different modes of transport
- requiring secure, accessible and sheltered cycle parking in new developments
Further reducing the need to travel and providing an efficient and effective transport network by:
- protecting the existing transport network and facilitating enhancements to it
- ensuring a clear hierarchy of roads that calms traffic in residential areas
- integrating with the Strategic Road Network
- assessing the impact of development proposals on the transport network and requiring the preparation of Travel Plans on all major developments
- ensuring that all new car parking includes appropriate charging facilities for electric vehicles
Smarter Travel Team
The Smarter Travel Team support schools with any travel plan initiatives and schools can currently apply for small grants from the team to help them implement any measures that will help to promote sustainable travel.
Contact the Smarter Travel Team if you have any questions or if you want to find out more about the school travel plans.
School travel plans & accreditation
The school travel plan is reviewed annually by the smarter travel team using the Transport for London ‘STARS’ system. In order to support schools in reviewing their travel plans, the Smarter Travel Team provide 1-to-1 support and workshops.
By engaging in the school travel plans, you will see benefits such as:
- reduced number of car trips made to the school at the beginning and end of the school day
- encouraging more walking and cycling to school
- encouraging more use of public transport
- improving the health of the school community by promoting walking
- creating opportunities for pupils to become independent travellers
- promoting the opportunity for exercise by encouraging walking to school
- improving safety on the school journey for those walking and cycling
- pupil participation through schemes such as Youth Travel Ambassadors or Junior Travel Ambassadors
To see some examples of the activities run as part of a school travel plan, visit the STARS website
Season 3, Street Tag update.
From the 1st April to 1st May, all season 3 leader boards will be temporarily paused to enable the Street Tag team to carry out essential upgrades to the Street Tag app. The rapid growth in popularity of this game amongst schools and residents has meant the user experience and speed of the app has been impacted. More information on the Street Tag upgrade can be found on the Street Tag Facebook page along with amended season start and end dates.
What is Street Tag?
Vision RCL have been working in partnership with Redbridge Council to launch this fun, family friendly smartphone based app that rewards families and individuals for walking, running, and cycling around the borough. Street Tag turns our streets and open spaces into a giant virtual playground and encourages people to get active outdoors by challenging them to collect as many virtual tags, dotted around the borough, as they can. Watch this YouTube video for more information.
At this time Street Tag allows players to contribute to their teams achievements and remain active and maintain social distanced from others, during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Benefits of Using Street Tag
“If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to a great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.”- UK Chief Medical Officers.
Through Street Tag app residents can:
- Win fantastic prizes to enhance their physical fitness and healthy lifestyle
- Have opportunity to become healthier and bond with family and friends whilst staying committed to physical fitness
- Benefit from the opportunity to connect with other members of the community that are using the Street Tag App
- Have fun and catch the thrill of physical fitness of competing with others, which you might not get without the app
- Get motivated and engage in physical activity, rediscover nature and get energetic
- Enhance your mental and physical wellbeing
How does Street Tag work?
It’s easy to join and get started, all you need to do is:
- Install the ‘Street Tag’ app. on your smartphone
- Create your community/ family team and join the local leader board
- Earn Street Tag points by getting active both indoors and outdoors. To collect points you need be exploring your local area and the rest of the borough by foot, bicycle, or push scooter and discover the ‘virtual tags’ scattered around the streets, parks and open spaces. The app also counts your steps and convert them to points.
- See how you are doing on the Leaderboard, do well and you could earn rewards and win prizes.
Get ready to push the boundaries and start your journey to a healthy lifestyle with Redbridge Council and Street Tag.
Need assistance with Street Tag App? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a support ticket inside the app settings.
For more information on cycling, visit our cycling webpages