The Draft Plan should ensure that all new proposals for development should be fully permeable for walking and cycling. For existing neighbourhoods, the plan should set objectives for the retrospective implementation of walking and cycling facilities, in consultation with stakeholders. This will significantly add to the attractiveness of walking and cycling as trips can be shorter as well as safer for children and young people.
All new residential developments should in addition ensure filtered permeability, that is – they provide for walking, cycling, public transport and private vehicle access only. Private car through trips must be discouraged in designs.
In addition, the Draft should include a clear objective and target for providing the infrastructure for safe travel to school. An objective should also be included for incentivising and enabling new measures to support active travel to school.