25 November 2010

Local Transport Plan consultation continues

If you haven’t had your say yet on plans for developing the city’s transport links over the next 15 years, pop along to one of the Council’s consultation roadshow events. The Council is inviting people to comment on Plymouth’s third Local Transport Plan (LTP), set to be adopted in the spring.

The draft plan sets out the city's long-term objectives and strategy for transport investment from 2011 to 2026 and includes a detailed outline of how the Council will invest its transport funding during the first year of that period.

Plymouth faces many transport challenges in the future, not least providing the improved transport infrastructure and services needed to cope with the planned growth of the population and economy.

The Council would like everyone’s views about whether the plan has identified the most pressing transport problems in the city and sets out the right approach for improving transport now and in the future.

The plan includes options to introduce lower speed limits on residential roads to improve safety and encourage walking and cycling, tackling poor driver behaviour and inconsiderate parking and also large scale infrastructure improvements such as putting in more park and ride sites around the edge of the city.

Councillor Kevin Wigens, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: "Plans for improving the city’s transport network are relevant to everyone living and working in the area, as well as visitors. It is important that the new strategy takes into account the views of people who travel in and around the city and we want as much feedback as possible on our plans.”

A 12-week period of public consultation began in October, with roadshow events being held across the city. Anyone who hasn’t yet viewed the plan and shared their views can do so at one of the following venues.

Thursday 25 November, 1pm to 6.45pm Efford Library, Torridge Way
Monday 29 November, 10am to 6.45pm Plympton Library, The Ridgeway
Thursday 2 December, 9.30am to 8.30pm City centre (between the sundial and Christmas ice rink)* * Change of venue from Place de Brest
Tuesday 7 December, 11am to 5pm Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

People can also view the plan and have their say online via the Council’s consultation portal. Alternatively, they can view a summary of the strategy and complete a shorter questionnaire. For more information about how to get involved visit our Local Transport Plan web page.
Printed copies are available at the Civic Centre’s First Stop reception and at libraries across the city. The consultation ends on 14 January 2011.

I shall certainly be having a good look through the documents over the coming weeks!

Restrictavision - great photo! A Transport of Delight
We took the shortlisted operators as judged by the UK Bus Awards 2010 panel and asked Omnibuses’ readers to select which they thought deserved to win in each category Omnibuses

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