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N108 | Missing Links: realising the vulnerable user route network

Overview Summary Objectives Outcomes Partners

Lead Partner Countryside Agency
Contact Person Andrew Maliphant
Position within organisation: Senior Adviser, Greenways
Telephone number : 00 44 1242 521380
Fax number : 00 44 1242 583270
Email address : Andrew
Website :
Project type : Action and/or Investment
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 2.1, 2.3.
Total eligible cost (€)
Summary Top
The Missing Links projects' aim is to share best practice in the Network Implementation planning and delivery of a Europe-wide network of safe, attractive routes for vulnerable users. Attending to Missing Links is critically important to deliver a network of comparable density to the network for motorised users. Whilst the obvious Missing Links are physical - bridges, new or upgraded sections of route for instance - there are invisible Missing Links. These can include the absence of a key partner within a local authority, or of a neighbouring local authority in a partnership.
Objectives Top
1. Share best practice in the implementation of vulnerable user network through: face to face round tables; and an intranet-based learning network between local authorities and other route deliverers in the NWE area. 2. Demonstrate the value of targeting resources on Missing Links. 3. Apply the PACE process to whole network implementation (especially user demand, origin/destination mapping to ID missing links and monitoring use following implementation 4. Increase walking and cycling as modes of transport.
Outcomes Top
1. Establishment of NWMA Learning Network. 2. Network Implementation Plans for the major towns and cities within the project partnership by 2004/5. 3. Measurable number of physical, social and structural Missing Links in place in place by the end of the project period. 4. Measurable increase in expenditure on monitoring of walking and cycling. 5. Measurable increase in the numbers of vulnerable users accessing shared use routes by the end of the project period.
Partners Top
cities&regions transport&it water&flood risks nature&heritage seas&ports