The JLTP was out to consultation in February/March 2019. It covers similar ground to the recently consulted Bristol Transport Strategy, but covering the wider West of England area.
The JLTP is divided into four sections:
- Connectivity beyond the West of England
- Connectivity within the West of England
- Local Connectivity
- Neighbourhood connectivity
The BCS response simply endorsed the response of the Sustainable Transport Network. A selection of points made in the STN response are:
- The JLTP is more of a strategy than a plan in that it has a long list of initiatives, but no prioritised list of projects.
- The JLTP is excessively weighted towards mitigating the impacts of the development locations chosen in the Joint Spatial Plan.
- We would like the plan to set out governance arrangements and proposals for how WECA intends to oversee delivery of the plan.
- Whilst the efficient movement of people is discussed in the document, there are no specific plans to consider how it might be achieved.
- We consider that the climate change challenge has been given insufficient weighting in the document.
- While technology should be embraced where it is effective, not all technology is helpful.
- The plan and the associated expenditure seem dominated by big schemes.
- We would like to see more emphasis on demand management measures.
- There should be more emphasis on place-making at a local and neighbourhood level.
See the full STN response and other responses here.