Time is running out to have your say on the way Gloucestershire travels
Do you want to see more cycle lanes? Or would you prefer more electrical charging points?
These are just some of the questions Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) want your input on for their consultation on the Local Transport Plan (LTP)
With just over two weeks left to have your say on what transport should look like in the county – GCC are reminding everyone to take part and have their say.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning said:
“Please give us your views on the county’s revised Local Transport Plan before the consultation closes.
"We need the Local Transport Plan to reflect Vision 2050, our new council strategy, and deliver on the council’s commitment to a carbon neutral county by 2050.”
The consultation, which will close on 26th March 2020.
GCC adopted its existing Local Transport Plan (LTP), in June 2016. GCC has since decided to review the plan to reflect changes to national, regional, county and local priorities, including the council’s commitment to achieve a carbon neutral county by 2050.
The review takes in to account transport requirements identified in the district council’s Local Plans and the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and will look further into the future, towards 2041.
The LTP review also seeks to build in Gloucestershire’s sustainable transport approach ‘Thinktravel’, throughout the plan and will introduce a new walking policy which aims to provide safe and well connected pedestrian routes to encourage walking, help people to become more active and support the county’s tourist industry.
GCC is committed to playing its part in global carbon reduction following a motion on climate change, which was unanimously supported at the council’s meeting in May 2019. The council agreed that its major plans, such as the Local Transport Plan, should have clearly identified ways to reduce carbon emissions.
The plan reflects this pledge by setting out a pathway to reduce transport carbon emissions and improve air quality by promoting the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles.
Examples of proposals to get this done include providing electric vehicle charging points at key locations, promoting a cleaner public sector vehicle fleet and working with public transport providers to accelerate the change to cleaner vehicles.