Transport plans and policies
Local Transport 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, the environment, and economy. It brings communities closer together, supports business and jobs, and connects people to education, retail, leisure and work. And it must make growth in jobs, the economy, and housing more sustainable.
A new draft Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) is being developed, a consultation ran from May 12 to August 4 2022. The draft LTCP vision and objectives set out what a better transport future looks like. The transport strategy guides how it will be achieved.
Market Towns Programme
A third of our population lives in market towns, with nearly as many again living in surrounding areas. Although links with our core cities are vital, investment and attention has often favoured cities and forgotten the role that market towns play for our region. Alongside this under-investment towns are facing many external pressures like the declining town centres and high streets, an ageing population, and a reduction of in-town job opportunities leading to more outward commuting.
Many of the market towns and villages surrounding Cambridge have rich visitor opportunities, which if developed into a more coordinated offer can bring in revenue and create real economic opportunities. Business tourism is very important as well and has an important impact on the growth and productivity of other sectors in the economy, especially in knowledge intensive industries.
Public transport, active travel and infrastructure are absolutely key to the survival and flourishing of our market towns. A Masterplan for each of the eleven market towns across the region provides the opportunity to look at the unique features of each town and offers deliverables which will benefit the immediate and wider economy, including through transport options. With the aim of bringing jobs, infrastructure and growth, the Market Towns Programme will enable each town to become and remain “vibrant and thriving places” whilst helping to boost the local and regional economy.
Bus Service Improvement Plan
Better Deal For Buses
Better Deal 4 Buses was announced by DfT in February 2020, providing some funding and challenging local transport authorities to create new bus links or increase frequencies across bus networks. Read more about the Better Deal for Buses project.
Potential Bus Franchising
In accordance with sections 1123B and 123C(4) of the Transport Act 2000 (“Act”), the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (“Authority”) has authorised the publication of this notice confirming that it is preparing an assessment of a proposed bus franchising scheme (“Proposed Scheme”).
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