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Transport Strategy Consultation Launched by BCC

posted 20 Jan 2016, 14:30 by Eli Kling
BCC's current 5 year transport strategy, LTP3 ends this year and a draft strategy, LTP4, has recently been published and can be viewed on BCC "have your say" website page. Public consultation runs until 29th January.

The document covers all types of transport looking ahead to the year 2036. Previous transport plans covered a much shorter time span and contained specific targets and plans. The new plan covering a 20 year period is as a consequence more a visionary blueprint with no specific targets or spending commitments. This approach is understandable when future government funding for transport, even in the short term, is probably not yet known and likely to be significantly reduced.

Cycling is covered in detail (pages 45,46 and47), the benefits to health and the environment being recognised. Only time will tell whether detailed plans are created and funds made available for the necessary work.

GWC encourages you to look at this draft and use the opportunity to comment on the overall plan and on cycling in particular.