Applying the EDG in practice: Active Design Principles

Mini-Hollands Case Study

Development name: Mini-Hollands

Location: Enfield, Kingston and Waltham Forest, London

Funded by: TfL and Mayor of London

Scheme type: Cycling

The Mini-Holland programme is part of the London Mayor's ‘Healthy Streets’ agenda, conceived to encourage Londoners to use cars less and walk, cycle and use public transport more. It specifically addresses the demands of growth in outer London.

Mini-Hollands have features that make cycling feel safer and more convenient. The programme targets people who make short car journeys in outer London that could easily be cycled or walked instead.

More than 90 schemes have been proposed by the three Mini-Holland boroughs. They include a range of innovative improvements for cyclists. All three boroughs have complementary programmes to go along with the new physical infrastructure. These include cycle training, cycle roadshows, bike maintenance courses and cycle parking.

The Mini-Holland schemes exemplifies a number Active Design principles of the EDG; Adapting the spaces incorporating high quality infrastructure creating a connected cycle route that promotes activity, improves health and creates stronger communities.

For more information, refer to the ‘Mini-Hollands’ section of the Transport for London website.

Page updated: 19/02/2019

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