Gloucestershire Advisory Freight Route Map
Gloucestershire Advisory Freight Route Map – primary route network for the county
GCC in its role as local highway authority will work with its partners; Highways England, Network Rail, neighbouring highway authorities, District, Parish and Town Councils, freight and logistics industry, designated neighbourhood forums and Gloucestershire Police to maintain a functioning freight network by ensuring the safe and expeditious movement of goods vehicles using the highway, and facilitate the decarbonisation of freight by 2045.
Freight journey time reliability and freight routing are seen as being key issues in this LTP. Gloucestershire has a primary freight network in place whose main function is to get traffic from A to B in the most effective and efficient manner. In Gloucestershire this is mapped in the Advisory Freight Route Map and mirrors freight traffic flows for the county.
The movement of goods must be balanced to mitigate and effectively manage the impact of demand against community needs and the environmental impacts of freight transport. To support government ambitions, and to bring in line with the LTP ambition, it is the aim of this plan to facilitate the decarbonisation of road and rail freight by 2045. The LTP evidences that heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) average daily traffic flows in Gloucestershire between 2000 and 2017 have decreased by 7%, whilst light goods vehicles (LGVs) have increased by 72% over the same period, this reflects a national trend. Gloucestershire will monitor this trend to facilitate the decarbonisation of freight.