Still time for public to have say on region’s transport future
There is still time for people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to have their say on the region’s transport future.
A refresh of the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) – the strategy for making transport in the region better – is currently taking place
As part of that, an initial four-week public engagement on the LTCP refresh started on Monday, November 1, and finishes on November 28. This initial feedback will feed into the ongoing work and also inform the next stage of public engagement – a formal public consultation, currently planned for January.
In the current engagement people are invited to have their say on a proposed updated transport vision and a series of key transport objectives. There will also be the opportunity to say which are the main transport challenges and priorities in their region.
The work will refresh the current Local Transport Plan which was adopted in January 2020
Some of the big issues covered by the plan include public health, accelerating carbon reduction, protecting the environment, the impact of Covid-19, access to jobs and education, reducing inequality and supporting economic growth.
The LTCP is being revamped to recognise the changes which have happened locally and nationally affecting transport. That includes in the impact of Covid-19, the developing response locally to climate change including the recommendations of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate, as well as Government’s plans to decarbonise transport.
‘Connectivity’ has been added to the title of the plan to recognise how important the internet is now on transport. With greater trends towards working and learning from home, as well as social and leisure activities, shopping and accessing services, quality and accessibility of digital infrastructure has an impact on the amount of travel taking place.
The LTCP is planned to be completed and recommended to the Board for adoption in spring 2022.
People can have their say or ask questions during the engagement via:
- A dedicated website live for the duration of the engagement: yourltcp.co.uk
- For those who don’t use the internet and would like a paper copy of the brochure and feedback form, please call the project team freephone on 0808 258 3225 so they can be posted.
- Freepost: YOUR LTCP
- Email: email@example.com
- Hard copies of the engagement materials have dropped off at various locations across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough:
– Peterborough Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RX
– Aldi Huntingdon, 4 Edison Bell Way, Huntingdon PE29 3HG
– Co-op Sawston, 29-31 High Street, Sawston
– Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD
– Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH
– Wisbech Library, Ely Pl, Wisbech PE13 1EU
If people miss this opportunity, they can still have their say at the public consultation planned to start in January 2022.
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson said:
“There’s still time for the public to have an early say on how they see the future of transport in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“Transport impacts all of our lives, and the Combined Authority wants to deliver better journeys and connectivity across the entire region.
“Hearing directly from people living and working in the region is crucial to our planning, so I would encourage everyone to take this opportunity to tell us what they think about or plans so far, and what matters most to them. There’s still time to get involved ahead of our consultation next year.”