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Review the Local Transport Plan (LTP) in view of the climate change emergency 

Local Transport Plan and Implementation Report

 

The LTP has been refreshed (March 2021), and includes zero carbon transport targets and an 80% reduction aspiration by 2030. The plan commits to developing a transport decarbonisation pathway, which is underway.

 

Transport accounted for 32% of all CO2 emissions (per capital tCO2) in Gloucestershire in 2018.

 

An e-cargo bike trial is in the planning stages in the centre of Cheltenham, using money from DEFRA's 2021 Air Quality Grant bid. The aim is to reduce the number of polluting vehicles in Cheltenham's Air Quality Management Areas, through delivering goods via e-cargo bikes.

Install 1000 new electric vehicle charging points by 2023 

  • Contract tendered
  • Number of points installed

Contract tendered February 2022. Procurement completed. 0/500 total EV installation points installed in Q1 2022/23.

Identify ways to reduce carbon emissions in our highways investment
  • Highways carbon emission considerations
  • Examples of projects 

Highways carbon emission considerations:

 

  • Further roll out of electric fleet vehicles across the business.
  • Using the investment opportunities for highways depots to look at green energy, power and footprint
  • Further develop work with other local authorities on how we measure the baseline and our impacts.

Projects:

 

More information on Highways upcoming projects

Agree targets and funding for cleaner public and school transport services 
  • Public Transport summary (plans and delivery)
  • School Transport summary (plans and delivery)

See ThinkTravel's website for more information on Active Travel measures.

 

Public transport:

 

  • Gloucestershire County Council's Bus Service Improvement Plan published for Q1 2022/23.
  • 0 buses are electric in Q1 2022/23
  • 0 buses are ULEV in Q1 2022/23
  • 0 buses have carbon reduction improvement in Q1 2022/23

Public Transport - current plans / progress:

 

Deliverable Location Progress
Expansion of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) Countywide with a focus on rural areas, up to 5 further trials across Gloucestershire. Rural Mobility Fund – launched an enhanced DRT pilot in Forest of Dean and Cotswolds 
Increase in Bus Service Frequency Countywide Both GCC and bus operators continue to invest significant resources into the current public transport network even as passenger levels are down due to the pandemic.
Bus Priority Schemes Focus of Gloucester- Cheltenham, Bishops Cleeve - Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud & Stonehouse and Forest of Dean/Chepstow corridors as these areas suffer from significant congestion. Initial consultation with bus operators and work to identify key transport corridors and congestion hotspots. The development of a full study to identify the final schemes. Setup of the Traffic Light Priority (TLP) Scheme.
Mass Rapid Transit The Central Urban Corridor of Gloucestershire. Completion of a feasibility study. Subject to funding: Proposal to proceed to full business case preparation and potentially, start of construction in 2025.
Improved Roadside Infrastructure Countywide, subject to full roadside audits. GCC invests in new shelters, stops, roadside displays and real time information boards every year. Maintenance and repair of these is also managed by GCC.
Transport Interchanges and links to the railway stations Review of all transport links to railway stations Planning application for Arle Court Transport Hub (2021) and continued development of the ‘Transport Interchange’ strategy for the county.
Upgrade of vehicles - all vehicles Euro 6 standard by 2025, carbon neutral bus fleet by 2035. Countywide High proportion of Stagecoach buses to Euro 6 standard. Identification of vehicle engine retro-fit programme.
Under 25’s Ticketing Promotion Countywide Stagecoach University ticket 
Relaunch of Glos Talk Countywide GCC invested in the previous app, currently scoping a new version.

 

School Travel:

 

  • 0 school travel improvement service plans in Q1 2022/23
  • 0 school travel services are electric in Q1 2022/23
  • 0 school travel services are ULEV in Q1 2022/23
  • 0 school travel services have carbon reduction improvement in Q1 2022/23

 

School travel / Transport - current plans / progress:

 

Deliverable Location Progress
Under 25’s Ticketing Promotion Countywide Stagecoach University ticket 
Upgrade of vehicles - all vehicles Euro 6 standard by 2025, carbon neutral bus fleet by 2035. Countywide High proportion of Stagecoach buses to Euro 6 standard. Identification of vehicle engine retro-fit programme.

 

Green Staff Travel Plan and Clean Fleet Replacement Plan
  • Green Staff Travel Plan
  • Clean Fleet Replacement Plan

Green staff travel plan:

 

An analysis of travel patterns is planned.


Clean fleet replacement plan:

 

  • Two electric vehicle pilots are currently underway.
  • A fleet review is underway, due to conclude in early 2022.
  • All council staff have access Electric Vehicles / hybrid vehicles for business purposes through the employee pool cars scheme.
  • Two new staff e-bikes also available.

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