Wandsworth Safer Travel - Winner
The Wandsworth Travel scheme was developed to enable adults with learning difficulties and disabilities to travel as independently as possible within their community using public transport including buses, tubes, trains and walking. After a successful pilot, 79 adults were trained in the first year. The project has been adopted by Kingston Council and is now able to train adults with complex needs including blindness, non-verbal communication and wheelchair dependency. This unique project has highlighted and addressed the needs of this diverse group and provided them with the skills and confidence to not only use the public transport systems but also to integrate into society.
Bromley Cyclists facilitated a network of childrenís cycling clubs. The Bromley Go-Ride Project makes organised cycling accessible for all borough children during their school years, providing sustained support to continue riding for leisure, transport, and sport. The project also helps children have fun, gain personal confidence and become positive role models for their parents to take up cycling again for leisure and transport. The project includes a wide variety of different types of activity to keep riders engaged with the clubs, whose good reputation has increased and enquiries are pouring in. The projectís vision is that the school venues become centres of excellence for cycling.
Ealing Cycling Campaign
The aims of the ĎBack on Your Bike with Kidsí project were to re-engage people that had stopped cycling when having a family or who wanted to try cycling with young children. The scheme loaned equipment ranging from child seats to trailers to people, and assigned them a mentor who gave confidence-building cycle training and provided help and support on route advice, storage and general cycling information. A wide spectrum of people took part, from lapsed cyclists to people who didnít own a bike. A number of dedicated family social rides were run to show people how easy it was to cycle around the borough, and this was used to recruit new people to the project as well as bring together the diverse range of people already on the project.