Local Transport Plan
A new draft Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) is being developed and will go out to public consultation from May 12 to August 4. To find out how to take part, including online, via post or at one of the 13 consultation events, visit the dedicated LTCP website www.yourltcp.co.uk where you can find out more.
What is the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan?
The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) is the Combined Authority’s long-term strategy to improve transport in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. The region’s transport system affects people’s quality of life and life chances, our environment, and our economy. It brings our communities closer together, supports business and jobs, and connects people to education, retail, leisure, and work. It is therefore essential there is a plan in place to make our transport better, faster, safer, and more reliable for all users.
It must help address the big issues like climate change, pollution, inequality, and public health. And it must make growth in jobs, the economy, and housing growth more sustainable.
The consultation feedback will be analysed and used to finalise the LTCP, which is planned to be put to the Combined Authority’s Board for approval and adoption in late 2022.
The region’s first Local Transport Plan was put in place in early 2020. Since then, many changes have taken place locally and in the wider world which means it needs an update.
We’ve included the word ‘connectivity’ in the name of the Plan, because the internet has had a big impact on transport. For example, many more people are working or learning from home. There is more online shopping, and more leisure and entertainment is now offered digitally. It all means fewer journeys.
Other changes which mean we need a new LTCP include:
- The election of Mayor Dr Nik Johnson, and his focus on the values of Compassion, Cooperation and Community.
- The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate’s recommendations on how the region can decarbonise.
- The Combined Authority’s refreshed focus on sustainable economic growth and how we deliver this even better.
- Covid-19 and it’s long-term effects on travel.
- The Government’s new plans to cut carbon set out in: (a) Decarbonisation of Transport Plan and (b) The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
- The Government’s new national cycling and walking policies.
The 2020 Local Transport Plan
As the Strategic Transport Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the Combined Authority published the Local Transport Plan in January 2020, following extensive consultation with our partners across the region. This is the current Local Transport Plan until the adoption of the final Local Transport and Connectivity Plan. The Local Transport Plan sets out the vision, goals and objectives that define how transport will support the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Growth Ambition, and our approach to meeting these objectives.
The vision for the Local Transport Plan is to deliver a world-class transport network for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that supports sustainable growth and opportunity for all. The vision is intended to capture the aspirations for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport network, reflecting our ambition to provide:
- ‘A world-class transport network’ – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough aspire toward a transport system of the highest quality on a global stage, which meets the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors.
- ‘Sustainable growth’ – the network will support the delivery of future economic and housing growth across the region that enhances overall quality of life, supports the transition to a net zero carbon economy and protects or enhances the environment.
- ‘Opportunity for all’ – the network should support access to jobs, services and education for all, irrespective of income, age, ability, location, or access to a car.
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