Authorities across England are having to produce Draft
Local Transport Plans. As part of the process they MUST consult on
See Don Mathew's contributions to the
CTC's Cycle Digest
and the CTC's CT&C magazine for the latest updates
the draft LTP was published in Bristol we found a number of serious
errors in the consultation document. These errors included:-
proportion of journeys on foot in the city by at least 200%!
Taking the wrong
targets out of the Draft Cycling Strategy.
Failing to tackle
the discrimination in transport infrastructure. Currently women,
children and the elderly are denied access to an effective transport
system in the city.
Failing to take
account of the air pollution and danger from motor vehicles other than
cars, e.g. motorcycles and buses.
Bristol Cycling Campaign
produced an extensive reply, which although aimed at Bristol contains a
large amount of general information and national statistics which other
groups may find useful. The final
council document appears to have used our new figures on walking
Please feel free to use
as much of it as you like, though a credit would be appreciated. The
file is in Word 6 format and includes references to all the source