HEA6 (PP) - Delivering a safe, accessible, sustainable and health-enabling transport system

This policy is part of the Plymouth Plan which was approved by Plymouth City Council Full councillors on 27/02/2017.

The City will deliver a transport system that enables and encourages sustainable and active travel choices, provides good accessibility for the city's population to jobs and services, and supports a healthy environment. This will involve:

  1. Using the planning process to: 
    1. deliver safe and convenient facilities for walking, cycling and public transport;
    2. address air quality, carbon emissions and noise pollution;
    3. actively promote sustainable travel choices.
  2. Designing transport infrastructure projects to take full account of the needs of all users, the wider community and place shaping needs of the area, whilst also helping to minimise air quality and noise pollution.
  3. Facilitating and encouraging walking and cycling through protecting the amenity and safety of the public realm, avoiding street clutter and other unnecessary obstructions and structures, making specific provision for people with disabilities, and maintaining and improving the Public Rights of Way network.
  4. Delivering the Strategic Cycle Network and facilities for cyclists which encourage both recreational cycling and the greater use of cycling as a primary mode of transport.
  5. Delivering a public transport system that everyone can use, including working with the bus companies to provide easier ticketing, clear journey planning and timetable information, and accessible boarding and alighting across the city.
  6. Working with public transport providers to ensure that each neighbourhood is well connected to the city's High Quality Public Transport Network offering good accessibility to key destinations. 
  7. Investing in and promoting the growth of an electric vehicle charging network and continuing to work with partners to harness the benefits of alternative fuel technologies.
  8. Delivering a co-ordinated approach, through new development design and retrospective modifications, to reduce road casualties and air and noise pollution, including 20mph limits and zones where appropriate.
  9. Working with our partners, including the charitable sector, to provide community transport to enable people who cannot use conventional public transport to access health, leisure, shopping and social opportunities within the city and surrounding area.
  10. Working with regional partners, agencies and public transport operators to deliver an integrated transport system across all modes covering key locations within and adjoining the Plymouth Travel to Work Area.