Last chance to talk transport

There’s just one week left for you to have your say on Gloucestershire’s next Local Transport Plan (LTP3).
The public consultation into the Local Transport Plan 3 will end on October 14th and anyone who hasn’t already commented is being urged to submit their views.

At the end of 2009, we asked you what the county’s transport priorities for the next 15 years should be through our talking transport consultation. More than 600 people responded and this has helped us shape our plans for keeping the county moving in future. The resulting draft Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) sets out Gloucestershire’s transport strategy for 2011-26 including proposals for all types of transport infrastructure and services including walking, cycling, public transport, road and rail.

The overall vision is to promote a safe and sustainable transport system for Gloucestershire. Now we want to know what you think of the draft LTP3. With budgets under pressure across all county council services, it is important that you tell us what your transport priorities are. Cllr Chas Fellows, cabinet member for environment, said: “Managing transport in the county is one of the council’s most important jobs so it’s important that we get it right. “LTP3 will shape everything we do for the next 15 years and this is your last chance to tell us what’s important to you “We’ve already spoken to many of you at our roadshows and many have filled in our online questionnaire, but we want as many people as possible to take part.
“I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t commented so far to do so before next week’s deadline.”

The plan needs to meet national priorities such as improving access to services, tackling climate change, supporting economic development, improving safety, and improving quality of life but the local priorities are chosen by you.

Visit to give your views on LTP3.
You can also call 01452 425690 to request a paper version of the questionnaire.
The final plan needs to be submitted to the Government in April 2011.