What is the LTCP?
The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) is the Combined Authority’s long-term strategy to improve transport in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
The region’s transport system affects people’s quality of life and life chances, our environment, and our economy. It brings our communities closer together, supports business and jobs, and connects people to education, retail, leisure and work.
It is therefore essential we have a plan in place to make our transport better, faster, safer and more reliable for all users. It must help address the big issues like climate change, pollution, inequality, and public health.
And it must make growth in jobs, the economy, and housing more sustainable.
Why do we need a new plan?
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is required by law to make and maintain a Local Transport Plan for the region.
All future transport projects for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will be guided by the plan. They include projects by local councils and partners like the Greater Cambridge Partnership. This plan will also be submitted to Government.
The region’s first Local Transport Plan was put in place in early 2020. Since then, many changes have taken place locally and in the wider world which means it needs an update.
We’ve included the word ‘connectivity’ in the name of the plan, because the internet has had a big impact on transport. For example, many more people are working or learning from home. There is more online shopping and more leisure and entertainment is now offered digitally. It all means fewer journeys.
Others use their phones and other devices to buy tickets and check travel information on the go.
The region’s transport in numbers
Other changes which mean we need a new LTCP include:
- The election of Mayor Dr Nik Johnson, and his focus on the values of Compassion, Cooperation and Community.
- The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate’s recommendations on how the region can decarbonise.
- The Combined Authority’s refreshed focus on sustainable economic growth and how we deliver this even better.
- Covid-19 and the long-term effects on travel.
- The Government’s new plans to cut carbon set out in: (a) Decarbonisation of Transport Plan and (b) The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
- The Government’s new national cycling and walking policies.
- The Government’s new policy and the need to have an updated Local Transport Plan.
The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan will reflect these changes. It will also reflect the feedback we received in the public engagement which took place in November 2021. This focused on the main vision and objectives and what our transport priorities should be.
You can discover more about our initial engagement here.
This website summarises some of the draft LTCP content in order to help you give your views. You do not need to read the whole draft LTCP in order to give your views in this consultation. Click here if you would like to read the draft LTCP.