Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
Islington’s Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (LIP) sets out the Council's local transport objectives, policies, programmes and targets for the twenty-year period from 2011 to 2031. The strategy was adopted by Council in March 2012 following public consultation during 2011, and has been formally approved by the Mayor of London.
A website is available to help people navigate the Underground, roads and rail during the London 2012 Games. Getaheadofthegames.com brings together information about which stations are predicted to be busy at what times during the Games period and which areas of London are best avoided in your car. You'll also be able to get live travel information on Twitter by following @GAOTG.
The Department for Transport collects statistics on traffic on the major roads in Islington. The statistics for 2000 to 2010 show a big increase in cycles, lesser increases in motorcycles and buses and a considerable decrease in cars. For the full statistics click here.
The London Plan is the overall strategic plan for London, and it sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the capital to 2031. It forms part of the development plan for Greater London. London boroughs’ local plans need to be in general conformity with the London Plan, and its policies guide decisions on planning applications by councils and the Mayor.
The Sustainable Transport Strategy for Islington sets out the council's policies, proposals and programmes to improve Islington's transport environment over the ten year period from 2006 to 2016. The strategy was approved by the Mayor of London in October 2006 and adopted by the council's Executive in December 2006, and fulfils Islington's requirement to develop and adopt a Local Implementation Plan (LIP).
The council submits annual bids to Transport for London based on the adopted strategy.
Road accident statistics for 2007, 2008 and 2009 can be accessed here along with a map showing where they occurred. During this three year period the number of fatalities and serious accidents went down significantly while the number of slight accidents rose.
Crime statistics on London Transport in Islington can be found here. "Public transport in London continues to be a safe and low crime environment. Crime on the system is at its lowest level for over six years and is continuing to fall."