Transport Policy & Planning Unit, alongside the other services within Transport and Network Management seeks to implement the County Council’s local Integrated Transport Strategy set out in the Powys Local Transport Plan (LTP).
The LTP is a statutory plan which sets out the County Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy for a five year period. Effective implementation of the LTP is the responsibility of a number of sections of the County Council acting as Highways, Public Transport and Planning Authority in partnership with a large number of partner organisations within the public, private and voluntary sectors.
This is achieved through three inter-related teams or service units:
Transport Policy Team;
Traffic Management & Road Safety Team; and
Highways Development Control Team.
The Transport Policy Team is primarily responsible for the development, monitoring and review of the Local Transport Plan (LTP) and production of the LTP Annual Progress Report.
The Team also helps to secure funding for implementation of new integrated transport schemes, such as the County Council’s award winning Safe Routes to School, service and safety improvements on railways running through Powys (Cambrian Main Line and Heart of Wales Line), market town integrated transport strategies and the development of local sections of regional and longer distance bus and coach routes.
There is also ongoing work to reduce the negative impacts of travel upon the environment (such as traffic congestion and accidents) by actively promoting walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. This is done in a number of ways including the provision of advice to the planning authorities on highways matters, working with developers, employers and schools to prepare ‘green’ travel plans and effective management of vehicular traffic on the county’s main roads and in villages and towns.
We also seek to develop and promote walking and cycling as inexpensive, environmentally sustainable, healthy and enjoyable ways of travelling to school and work and for leisure and recreation. The Cycling Development Officer also works closely with officers from the County Council’s Tourist Development section and external partners to promote cycling as a healthy and fun way of enjoying the spectacular countryside of Powys.
The Transport Policy Team is also a lead contributor to the development of integrated transport on a regional basis through Trafnidiaeth Canolbarth Cymru (TraCC) - the transport consortium for mid Wales.
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