Stoke-on-Trent Local Transport Plan 1

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Stoke-on-Trent Local Transport Plan 2001/02 - 2005/06 (LTP1)

The first Local Transport Plan for Stoke-on-Trent (LTP1) was published in July 2000. It covered the five year period from April 2001 to March 2006, and set out the transport vision:

"To create an integrated transport system in and around Stoke-on-Trent which meets the travel needs of all the city residents, employees, employers and visitors and achieves a safe, healthy and pleasant environment for everyone."

To work towards this vision, the Local Transport Plan:

  • described the transport situation in Stoke-on-Trent in 2000;
  • set out the transport objectives for the city;
  • outlined our transport strategy and policies; and
  • contained the implementation programme to achieve the objectives.

LTP1 invested £34.5 million to improve and maintain the transport system using capital allocations from Government. These capital allocations included good progress reward funding. This reward funding meant we were allocated £2.293 million more than the indicative allocation at the start of the five year plan.

We produced a Delivery Report for LTP1. The Delivery Report describes:

  • the overall impact of LTP1 on Stoke-on-Trent;
  • the contribution of LTP1 to wider objectives; and
  • our progress towards targets for core performance indicators and local objectives.

The LTP1 Delivery Report describes in detail what was done to implement the strategies for:

  • Public Transport
  • Road Safety
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Cycling
  • Journey to School

Key outcomes that are reported include:

  • Excellent delivery of highways maintenance: measurement of our road and footway condition show they were either at or better than the recommended level. Extra investment in maintenance improved the condition compared to the start of Local Transport Plan 1 when they were below the national average.
  • A boost in the number of people getting on buses: the number of people recorded boarding a bus in Stoke-on-Trent increased to 12.358 million a year (2005/06), compared to 9.863 million (2003/04).
  • More people cycling more safely: the number of people cycling into and out of the city centre increased 70% with 30% less cyclist casualties across Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Safer roads: the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads reduced faster than the national average.
  • Reduced growth in traffic: traffic levels in Stoke-on-Trent grew at less than half the national rate and less than half the projected increase.

The LTP1 Delivery Report is available to download below.

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