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Last chance to have a say on Cambridgeshire region's draft plan for a better transport future

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There are still a few weeks remaining for people to have their say on a plan to make transport in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough better.

The draft Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) is the Combined Authority’s strategy for meeting the challenges and opportunities facing transport in the region, including specific investments in infrastructure needed to make it happen.

With the strategy in draft form, the Combined Authority has been asking the public what they think in a 12-week consultation.

Dr Nik Johnson Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Dr Nik Johnson Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

There are several ways people can share their views before the consultation ends on August 4. All feedback will be considered in the development of the final LTCP later in 2022.

People can take part in the consultation via:

The website: More information on the LTCP and the survey form is available via www.yourltcp.co.uk.

Hard copy pick-up points or call freephone: People can also pick up a consultation brochure and survey form from various pick-up points. Survey forms include a freepost address. If people can’t get to the pick-up points, a printed copy of the form can be sent out if required, by calling freephone 0808 258 3470.

The pick up points include Wisbech library.

Although filling in the survey form is preferred, feedback can be submitted via email to contact@yourltcp.co.uk

The LTCP, when finalised, will replace the current Local Transport Plan, first adopted in January 2020.

The Combined Authority is delivering a new plan because of transformative issues like the impact on transport from Covid-19, the Government’s new national strategies to decarbonise transport, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Panel on Climate’s recommendations, including to cut miles travelled on the region’s roads by 15%.

The new plan also reflects the Combined Authority’s wider vision for a better, healthier, greener and more prosperous region, described in the 2022 Sustainable Growth Ambition statement. Priorities of the draft LTCP include improved public health, accelerated carbon reduction, protection of the environment, reducing inequalities, and making growth in housing, jobs, and the economy more sustainable through better transport infrastructure.

Internet and digital connectivity is also part of the draft LTCP, recognising how travel is affected by, for example, people working, shopping and accessing services online.

Future transport projects for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be guided by the LTCP. They include projects by local councils and partners like the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson said: “Transport affects everyone’s lives so I’d encourage people to have their say before our consultation ends on August 4.

“No matter if it’s about public transport, roads, cycle lanes or footpaths, or issues like convenience, affordability, accessibility or the environment, everyone has something to say about how transport can be improved.

“All feedback will be considered as we shape the final plan for a transport system that provides a better, more sustainable future for everyone in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”

The new LTCP is planned to be adopted as the transport strategy for the region in late 2022 or early 2023.

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