The Bath Alliance for Transport and Public Realm has welcomed B&NES Council’s ‘Journey to Net Zero’ as an important development of the 2014 Bath Transport Strategy and last year’s Bath Transport Delivery Action Plan.
In a statement it says:
It is very good that ‘Journey to Net Zero’ now includes within its scope the need for an overall traffic plan to provide a framework for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the reduction of traffic through the city centre. The city is still heavily congested by traffic, with consequential poor air quality. These initiatives need to be supported by an overall fall in traffic volumes through the development and implementation of a comprehensive transport plan.
This must reduce traffic intrusion throughout the city by means of constraints, further action on parking, greatly improved public transport and other measures. These cannot be left as aspirations for the longer-term. Much remains to be done to address Bath’s transport problems and to set out how changing the way we travel will contribute to the target of Net Zero.
We call on B&NES Council to establish a Stakeholder Consultative Review Board to support the Council in developing solutions that not only address the problems of transport in Bath, but which also ensures the concerns of those who live and work in the city are understood.
|___________________________________________________________________ About the Alliance: The Bath Alliance for Transport and Public Realm (“The Alliance”) is twenty two Bath organisations joined informally to provide a unified voice for the majority of Bath stakeholders with vital shared interests in excellent transport and public realm. It has come together to support B&NES Council’s transport effort in Bath and to urge the council to develop and deliver a comprehensive, long term transport plan for the city. The Alliance does not campaign for individual transport initiatives but it does offer guidance on the framework for a plan through its Manifesto .|
|The Alliance believes a Transport Plan for Bath would start with a Vision of Bath as:|
A beautiful city in a green setting with vibrant public spaces, a historic centre free of all but essential traffic, clean air, good mobility and excellent transport infrastructure
The Alliance members are:
Aviva Investors | Bristol and Bath Area Trams Association | Bath BID | Bath Bridge | Bath City Football Club | Bath Festivals | Bath Independent Hospitality Association | Bath Preservation Trust | Bath Spa University | Bath Rugby | British Land | Curo | First West of England | Kaleidoscope Collection | NHS B&NES CCG | NHS RUH | St John’s Foundation | Sustrans | SU Bath | University of Bath | Walk Ride Bath | Wessex Water