Richard is currently leading the delivery of the ‘Mini Holland’ programme in the London Borough of Enfield (population of 330,000). With a £30 million grant from the Mayor of London, aligned with other transport funding, this is a £42 million programme of investment by Enfield Council in healthy streets across the borough - providing a Dutch level investment of £25 per person over 5 years.
This programme is creating a borough wide walking and cycling network, including over 40km of full and semi-segregated cycle tracks. This is complemented by cycle parking hubs, low traffic neighbourhood schemes, dockless bikes projects and a wide range of supporting activities and engagement work.
Richard is responsible for all commercial, engagement and delivery aspects of the programme. Much of his time is spent communicating with political leaders, liaising with Transport for London and bidding for further funding to help ensure the network reaches even more of the community.
The benefits of investment
Before work started, Chris Boardman MBE visited the area to find out more about the plans. Richard spent a day showing him around and in this short film Chris speaks brilliantly about the wider community benefits of investing in our streets.