West Berkshire Council

Transport Policy

The Local Transport Plan (LTP), leading transport improvements across the district

The pdf icon Local Transport Plan [2Mb] (LTP) helps us to identify and prioritise the transport needs of the district, and sets out the framework as to how they will be met up to the year 2026. This includes walking, cycling, and travel by road and rail to destinations such as workplaces and schools.

Supporting Documents

The Local Transport Plan (LTP) is supported by a number of strategies designed to help deliver the priorities within the plan. 
They help by explaining the policies within the LTP in much greater depth and detail and can be found below:

  • the pdf icon Active Travel Strategy [3Mb], promoting walking, cycling, and equestrian activities within the district, helping us to encourage physical activity, reducing congestion on roads, and improving the quality of the air within congested areas
  • the pdf icon Smarter Choices Strategy [1Mb], encouraging greater choice in travel options available to the public, by promoting alternative methods of transport, or the benefits new technologies can bring in reducing the need to travel in the first place
  • the pdf icon Passenger Transport Strategy [692kb] helps us to enhance travel by bus, train, coach, taxi and private hire vehicles, and community transport, as well as improve access to travel information, and develop more ticketing options.
  • the pdf icon Road Safety Strategy [558kb], continuing to help improve safety on our roads, and further reduce injuries and fatalities to all road users
  • the pdf icon Freight Strategy [1Mb] and supporting Freight Route Network (due Summer 2015), helping us manage the movement of freight to bring the greatest benefits to our communities, through the publication of a map detailing preferred routes for freight vehicles, and minimising the impacts of noise, congestion, air quality, and damage to the roads
  • the Parking Strategy (expected Autumn 2016), managing the demand for private vehicle parking by residents and visitors to West Berkshire at car parks, coach parks, and on street
  • the pdf icon Highway Asset Management Plan [1004kb] (HAMP), containing detailed guidance on how we'll maintain the highway network across our district, including roads, footpaths, bridges, and street lighting
  • the pdf icon Network Management Plan [1Mb], detailing how we manage and make the best use of our roads, by working to relieve congestion and ensure the safety of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists

Compliance

When developing the LTP, we needed to show we were compliant with certain requirements:

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Transport Policy team

01635 519505