Merseyside Transport Partnership
A New Mobility Culture for Merseyside – The Merseyside Local Transport Plan
The Local Transport Plan (LTP) provides the framework for the policies and plans that will guide the future delivery of transport in Merseyside. The third LTP for Merseyside became active on 1 April 2011.
Responsibility for the LTP rests with the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) but is developed and delivered in close collaboration with the five Merseyside local authorities, who together with Merseytravel form the Merseyside Transport Partnership.
The plan sets out the implementation plans in the short term to 2015 and looks to the longer term strategy for 2024 on how to improve transport in Merseyside.
The Third LTP has the following vision:
"A city region committed to a low carbon future, which has a transport network and mobility culture that positively contributes to a thriving economy and the health and wellbeing of its citizens and where sustainable travel is the option of choice."
We believe that we have to use our past successes to create a new mobility culture. This will recognise the need to find new ways of travelling and ensure the efficient movement of people and goods. It will support sustainable economic growth, reduce carbon emissions and promote health and wellbeing.
In order to achieve our transport vision we have set six goals:-
- Help create the right conditions for sustainable economic growth by supporting the priorities of the Liverpool City Region, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Local Strategic Partnerships.
- Provide and promote a clean, low emission transport system which is resilient to changes to climate and oil availability.
- Ensure the transport system promotes and enables improved health and wellbeing and road safety.
- Ensure equality of travel opportunity for all, through a transport system that allows people to connect easily with employment, education, healthcare, other essential services and leisure and recreational opportunities.
- Ensure the transport network supports the economic success of the city region by the efficient movement of people and goods.
- Maintain our assets to a high standard.
We will also be reporting progress on delivering the LTP on an annual basis through a LTP Annual Progress Report. The 2011/12 report can be downloaded from the link below:
To find out more about each of the goals within the LTP and what this means for transport in your area, follow the links below.
Full Local Transport Policy
LTP Annual Progress Report 2011-2012
LTP Annual Progress Report 2012-2013
Local Sustainable Transport Fund
In January 2011 the Department of Transport (DfT) released the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), which is a funding stream of £560m to be spent over 4 years. Merseyside has been successful in securing almost £25million of this.
The aim of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund is to help build strong local economies and address the urgent challenges of climate change. It reflects the Government's core objectives of supporting economic growth by improving the links that move goods and people and meeting its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Merseyside will use its funding to develop schemes that will help individuals to travel to employment and improve access to employment sites, which will support economic regeneration in Merseyside.
The funding is a real boost in the campaign to encourage people across Merseyside to leave their cars at home and switch to sustainable travel and will enable employers to work with their staff to help them make healthy, green and cost efficient travel choices.
For more details on the Local Sustainable Transport Fund click here