Ashdown Forest (£300k). This package aims to reduce speeds and improve road safety in the Ashdown Forest area. The proposed measures include traffic calming and carriageway edge surface treatments to
encourage lower speeds.
Ashford (£450k). This year's proposals comprise bus, cycle and
circulating traffic. Results so far have included an increase in bus
patronage of 4.5% in 1996, with a further increase of 1.2% in 1997
and a reduction in the number of personal injury accidents.
Better Ways To School, Oxfordshire (£100k). This innovative project
looks to bring about a shift in modes of transport to and from
school, away from the car. It is centred on the rural community of
Bexhill & Hastings (£600k). The aim of this new package is to improve
accessibility, which will assist existing business expansion and the
attraction of inward investment. Measures proposed include a parking
strategy for Hastings, a Quality Bus Corridor along the A21 Battle
Road and improvements to railway station access.
Brighton and Hove (£1.9m). This package was one of the first to be
accepted for funding and is now delivering real benefits. Road space
has been reallocated to modes other than the private car, with the
result that bus patronage has increased by 5% per annum over the last
four years and cycle movements have increased by 24%. Measures
proposed for 1999-00 include bus priority schemes, traffic management
and calming, cycling, pedestrian and environmental improvements,
along with the introduction of a Shopmobility scheme and 'Wheelchair'
routes for people with disabilities.
Canterbury (£600k). This now well established transport strategy has
borne fruit in several ways, including reducing daily traffic in
Canterbury by 3.5% over the last five years, compared to 12% growth
for all traffic in Kent over the same period. Proposals for 1999-00
include infrastructure improvements for the New Dover Road Park and
Ride scheme, cycle schemes and improved walking facilities.
East Grinstead (£100k). The objectives of this new package are to
improve the town centre environment for all users, particularly
pedestrians, cyclists and public transport passengers through
reducing traffic levels by encouraging alternative modes of travel.
To reduce dependence on the car proposed measures include traffic
management, continued implementation of cycle routes, the provision
of a pedestrian bridge over the A22 and a Safe Routes to Schools
Guildford (£1m). This package is centred on traffic restraint, firm
parking policies and the provision of high quality public transport.
The package measures proposed for 1999-00 include the provision of
additional Park and Ride sites and the implementation of a number of
routes forming part of the strategic cycle network. Also proposed
are pedestrian and school travel measures and enhanced control of on
street parking and charging.
High Wycombe (£750k). Following the town centre pedestrianisation
scheme, proposals for 1999-00 will focus on improved bus access.
Better links to the station, a second Quality Bus Route, and a new
busway along part of the disused Bourne End railway will all play
their part. Other measures include improved car park signing, traffic
calming and the promotion of Green Transport Plans.
Kent Thames-side (£800k). This new package covers the area of North
Kent known as Kent Thames-side. Quality Bus Partnerships, a public
transport interchange at Gravesend and improvements in the Dartford
town centre are all amongst the measures planned for 1999-00.
Maidstone (£400k). Real time passenger information, bus stop
improvements, together with bus and pedestrian priority at traffic
signals, and the upgrade of pedestrian crossings for disabled people
are among the main measures planned for 1999-00.
New Forest (£400k). Measures for 1999-00 include environmentally
sensitive traffic management measures for Brockenhurst, the Ashurst
to Lyndhurst Cycle Route and traffic management measures in
Oxford (£2m). This successful integrated package consists of around
ninety individual measures which are being implemented incrementally.
Proposals for 1999-00 include bus priority schemes, Park and Ride
enhancement, cycling schemes, traffic management and parking control.
Reading (£1.8m). Measures for 1999-00 in this wide ranging package
include further development of the Town Centre Strategy, cycleways,
Safe Routes to Schools, bus priority and other public transport
initiatives. Work on the setting up of a Special Parking Area will
continue together with environmental and accessibility schemes.
Safe Routes To School (Surrey) (£250k). The objectives of this
package include achieving a radical shift away from the private car
for the school journey and increasing children's independent mobility
Southampton (£700k). Proposals for 1999-00 include further City
Centre Transport Plan schemes, such as those which give priority to
pedestrians, improve bus facilities and improve access for disabled
people. Other elements cover traffic management schemes and cycle
routes throughout the package area. The ROMANSE transport telematics
project will also continue into its final stage.
Thanet (£400k). This new package aims to assist the regeneration of
the Thanet area and to address the very serious congestion problems
on the A256. Proposals include cycle and pedestrian facilities, Safe
Routes to Schools projects and managing levels of traffic through
pedestrian priority, traffic calming and traffic management schemes.
Tunbridge Wells (£200k). This package seeks to manage peak hour
congestion and reduce its environmental impact by providing a
comprehensive Park and Ride system, bus priority measures, an area
wide cycle network and the relocation of long stay parking to the
edge of the urban area. Measures proposed for 1999-00 include traffic
signals, bus priorityschemes and cycle priority measures.
Winchester (£1.2m). Measures for 1999-00 include extension of the
Park and Ride car park at Bar End, pedestrian enhancements on a
further stage of the Jewry Street scheme together with improved
bus/rail interchange facilities at Winchester Station.
Worthing (£300k). Bus priority measures based on a Quality Bus
Partnership plus pedestrian facilities are the main measures proposed
Avon (£3.5m). This package is primarily concerned with the need to
encourage alternatives to the car and to discourage car use. 1999- 00
measures will be targeted on twelve corridors and centres. Of these,
four special priority areas have been identified:- Bath City Centre,
Central Bristol, Bristol North Fringe and Weston- Super-Mare Town
Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch (£1.25m). The package area has been
enlarged for 1999-00 and now includes Christchurch. Proposals for the
coming year include the Creekmoor Park and Ride scheme, strategic
junction improvements, various bus priority measures and
Cheltenham (£600k). A variety of pedestrian and bus priority and
Dartmoor (£250k). The Dartmoor National Park Traffic Management
strategy provides the policy background for this package. Various
cycling, public transport and traffic management schemes, including
the Buckfastleigh pedestrian safety scheme, are amongst the items bid
for in 1999-00.
East Devon Rural (£250k). This new package is designed both to
provide better access to facilities for people without their own
transport and to reduce the number of short journeys made by private
car. It focuses on capital works to provide enhanced facilities for
public transport and optimises revenue support from the Government's
Rural Bus Service Grant.
Exeter (£800k). Proposals for 1999-00 are concentrated on the eastern
corridor. They include further development of the Honiton Road Park
and Ride site, which is currently under construction, and bus
priority measures on Heavitree Road. The programme also includes for
Safe Routes to Schools schemes.
Falmouth (£750k). The main element of the 1999-00 bid is for the
Ponsharden Park and Ride site. Other measures include traffic calming
and Safe Routes to Schools projects.
Gloucester (£650k). The bid for 1999-00 includes proposals to
restrain traffic and to provide improved access to public transport
facilities, particularly at bus stops. Various pedestrian, cycling
and traffic management schemes are also included in the bid.
Newton Abbot (£500k). Improved facilities for pedestrians, cyclists,
public transport users and disabled people form the centrepiece of
this newly accepted package. Traffic calming schemes and Safer
Journeys to Schools projects are also included in the programme.
Plymouth (£1m). This year's increased allocation is designed to
enable a start to be made on the Carkeel Park and Ride scheme. A wide
range of other measures to assist pedestrians, cyclists, public
transport users and disabled people are also planned.
Stroud (£375k). The aim of this new package is to limit local car
traffic and to persuade drivers to use alternative forms of transport
such as cycling, walking and public transport. Emphasis is placed on
improving the primary gateway routes linking the residential areas
with the town centre.
Swindon (£1m). The development of a Park and Ride site in the
vicinity of junction 16 of the M4, bus priority measures and cycle
schemes are the main measures in the 1999-00 bid.
Taunton (£375k). Measures to assist public transport and cycling form
the mainstay of their bid.
Hereford (£575k). The broad thrust of this package is to encourage a
shift away from the private car towards greater use of public
transport, cycling and walking. The main measures planned for
1999-00 are bus priority in Victoria Street, cycle network
development, traffic calming schemes and parking restraint.
Shrewsbury (£800k). The 1999-00 bid focuses on measures to achieve a
modal shift from car use. Having established a successful Park and
Ride system, and taken significant steps towards creating a more
pedestrian friendly town centre, the package now includes measures to
set up a Bus Quality partnership, improve bus and rail interchange
facilities, develop the cycle network and expand existing Park and
Stafford (£575k). The main features planned for 1999-00 are the
development of the UTC/Gateway system in the town centre to help
public transport; the establishment of a Bus Quality Partnership;
measures to assist cyclists and pedestrians; and traffic calming.
Staffordshire Safe Routes to School (£150k). This new package is
aimed at achieving a modal shift in school based journeys away from
the motor car, to cycling, walking and public transport. A 'toolbox'
of measures to suit each particular school will be developed,
including new pedestrian crossings, speed cameras, cycle routes, 20
mph zones and cycle training.
Stoke/Newcastle (£1.725m). Proposals for 1999-00 include the
completion of bus priority measures along the A50 corridor and a
further Quality Bus Corridor between Kidsgrove and Meir; traffic
calming; some minor junction improvements; and a Safe Routes to
School Challenge. The allocation includes a significant contribution
towards the continuing development of the North Staffordshire
Transport Telematics project.
Tamworth (£500k). The main elements of this new package are the
development of a Bus Quality Partnership, the creation of a Green
Commuting Challenge Fund and the development of travel management
initiatives to encourage walking and cycling as part of a Safe Routes
to School initiative. The improvement of interchange facilities at
the railway station is aimed at achieving a modal shift in the large
number of commuter journeys to Birmingham.
Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth (£300k). Proposals for 1999-00
include the continuation of safety improvement works along the A452
corridor, the development of strategic cycle routes and works to
improve facilities for pedestrians in Warwick town centre.
West Midlands (£16m). This package has received a further increase in
allocation in order to accelerate progress on the bus showcase
corridors. In this connection, it is hoped work will begin on two
further showcase routes in 1999-00. A programme of minor works
designed to assist cyclists, pedestrians and disabled people is also
included in the bid, as are measures to provide or improve rail
stations. The package has an increasing emphasis on telematics and
variable message signs to manage traffic in this congested urban
Worcester (£775k). The main measures for 1999-00 include the
provision of the first Park and Ride scheme, the continuation of bus
priority schemes and implementation of a cycle/pedestrian network and
traffic calming. A bid is also made for enhanced SCOOT bus priority
roadside detection equipment.
Blackburn and Hyndburn (£*k). The proposals for 1999-00 concentrate
on completing works on the corridor between Accrington and Blackburn.
The allocation will ensure continuing progress on the Whitebirk Park
and Ride scheme and Quality Bus Partnership and a start on a real
time bus information system.
Burnley and Pendle (£*k). This new package contains a programme of
measures to remove traffic from unsuitable areas and reverse the
trend of increasing car use for local journeys. The main measures
proposed for 1999-00 include cycling facilities, a Quality Bus
Partnership, other public transport measures and pedestrian priority
in Burnley Town Centre.
Lake District (£750k). This package has been given a substantial
boost in allocation to reflect its importance to the Lake District
Transport Strategy. Its overall aim is to provide high quality
access, which meets the needs of those that live in and visit the
area, while protecting the environment. Public transport
improvements, strategic cycle routes and the signing of an agreed
coach network will continue to be funded along with work on some Area
Lancaster (£*k). 1999-00 proposals are targeted towards the
continuation of the Quality Bus Partnership, the continuation of the
pedestrian/cycleway bridge over the River Lune and Safe Routes to
Macclesfield (£**k). The substantial boost in allocation given to the
Cheshire packages is designed primarily to enable work to begin on
the new Macclesfield Bus Interchange. Cycle schemes and Safe Routes
to School projects are also planned for 1999-00.
Greater Manchester (£11.75m). For 1999-00, the Greater Manchester
authorities have made a clear commitment to the implementation of a
bus led corridor approach for the improvement of public transport on
strategic corridors. Three corridor schemes have been agreed as the
priority corridors for implementation in 1999-00. The package also
contains a wide range of measures including improvements for
pedestrians and cyclists and Safer Routes to School projects.
Merseyside (£13.2m). This package focuses on supporting regeneration,
promoting modal shift, maximising the effectiveness of the existing
infrastructure and improving safety and the local environment. The
programme for 1999-00 builds on the successful public transport
improvements to date, through further bus and rail infrastructure
measures, bus priority measures to support quality bus corridors,
cycling, walking and environmental improvements.
Northwich (£**k). Significant emphasis has been placed on
improvements for pedestrians in the town centre and radial routes and
the provision of cycle routes in order to encourage less use of the
car. The existing successful Quality Bus Partnership will be extended
to other routes serving the town.
Preston and South Ribble (£*k). The main measures proposed for
1999-00 include the Riversway Park and Ride scheme, the provision of
bus information at Preston rail station and a number of cycling and
traffic management schemes.
- A joint allocation of£2.35m has been made for all Lancashire
packages. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have joint
responsibility with Lancashire for the Blackburn & Hyndburn package.
** A joint allocation of£1.1m has been made for the two Cheshire
Darlington (£450k). This new package aims to encourage walking and
cycling as well as the use of the bus and train. A wide range of
measures to encourage these modes of transport are proposed in the
Durham (£350k). This new package seeks to provide an efficient
transport system which meets future economic and social needs in an
environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Restricting
unnecessary vehicle movements in Saddler Street, and improving
conditions for pedestrians and public transport in the city centre
are amongst the measures planned for 1999-00.
Hartlepool (£465k). The emphasis this year is on public transport.
The north-south bus priority route will allow Hartlepool to take
advantage of the opening of the A179 Extension, and low floor bus
infrastructure is complemented by private sector investment in new
buses. Cycling and environmental improvements are also included, and
attract additional funding from various sources.
Seaham (£500k). Improving access to promote regeneration is the focus
of this package. Construction of the Town Centre Link Road and
completion of the Seaham Grange roundabout will improve access to
industrial areas, remove traffic and facilitate environmental
improvements in the town centre. Public transport, cycling and
pedestrian schemes also feature.
Teesside (£2m). This joint package is designed to provide attractive
alternatives to the private car. The programme of bus priority green
routes continues, together with further infrastructure improvements
for low floor buses. Traffic management and environmental measures in
bypassed communities are included, alongside Safe Routes to School
programmes andimprovements for pedestrians and cyclists.
Tyne and Wear (£5.725m). This joint package targets the main
corridors and centres within the five metropolitan districts of Tyne
and Wear. The partners' aims of economic regeneration and
environmental improvement are pursued through measures designed to
promote access for all, to reduce demand for travel by the private
car and provide high quality, sustainable alternatives.
Yorkshire & The Humber
Bridlington (£300k). This new package aims to place greater emphasis
on public transport, cycling and walking. The measures proposed
include the introduction of a 20 mph zone in the town centre,
improvements to the railway station and coach park, the development
of Safe Routes to Schools projects and better facilities for
Harrogate (£500k). The package concentrates on measures to improve
facilities for pedestrians and public transport in Harrogate and
Knaresborough centres. Resources are also being provided to introduce
bus priority measures on Wetherby Road, to extend the cycle route
network and to improve facilities for disabled people.
Greater Hull (£1.8m). Following the successful introduction of bus
priorities on the Holderness Road corridor, the 1999-00 bid looks to
provide similar facilities on the main western and northern corridors
into the centre of Hull. Substantial resources will be dedicated to
extending the cycle network in the city and providing safe routes to
North East Lincs (£500k). This package contains a variety of measures
to improve public transport, introduce extensive traffic calming and
to enhance cycling facilities, focused on the A16 Peakes Parkway and
the Grimsby-Cleethorpes corridors.
North York Moors (£400k). The key aim of this new package is to
reduce the impact of traffic on the environment of the National Park.
The proposals include village traffic calming, control of informal
parking in moorland areas, better facilities at the visitor centres
in Thornton and at Sutton Bank and improvements to the Esk Valley
South Yorkshire (£8.5m). The key aims of the package are for
sustainable economic regeneration; improved access to the coalfields
areas; and an improved environment. The 1999-00 bid measures include
a series of initiatives to reduce the need to travel and encourage
modal shift to public transport, cycling and walking. The authorities
are also working to take up the Deputy Prime Minister's challenge to
become a centre of excellence for integrated transport.
West Yorkshire (£11m). The package has continued to develop an
integrated and inter-agency approach to addressing transport
problems. A programme to reduce car dependency and support
sustainable economic development is planned for 1999-00. All aspects
of the package will be developed further in the proposals to be a
centre of excellence for integrated transport.
York (£1m). The package contains a wide variety of measures to assist
public transport, cycling and walking within the cityincluding
schemes to improve road safety, extend the network of cycle routes,
provide greater priority for public transport and to develop safer
routes to school.
Yorkshire Dales (£300k). This new package aims to increase the
availability and attractiveness of public transport and to reduce the
environmental impact of traffic in the National Park. Initial
priorities will focus on the improvement of bus services from Skipton
and Ilkley to Upper Wharfedale and Malham and the introduction of
traffic management measures around Bolton Abbey.
Derby (£900k). The proposals are concentrated on the improvement to
bus priority in various bus corridors. This will complement the
associated investment in new buses by operators along the routes. In
other parts of the package area there will be enhancements to
facilities for cyclists, pedestrians and disabled people, and the
continuation of the Safer Routes to School programme.
N E Derbyshire (£250k). This new package area is an essentially rural
area, dominated by the town of Chesterfield at its centre. The
package aims to manage the demand to travel by car and to assist
modal shift and regeneration. Measures proposed in the 1999-00 bid
include traffic calming, resident parking schemes, facilities for
pedestrians and cyclists and bus priority measures.
Hope and Upper Derwent Valleys (£335k). his rural package is aimed
at reducing the number and impact of car journeys in this tourist
'honeypot' area of the Peak District. For 1999-00 the proposals
concentrate on traffic calming, parking management, and the provision
of facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.
Central Leicestershire (£3.6m). For 1999-00, a specific allocation
has been given to enable work to start on the Belgrave Corridor
public transport project. A wide range of other measures, such as
improved facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people,
traffic calming, Safe Routes to School initiatives and UTC system
development are also included in the bid.
Greater Lincoln (£400k). The proposals for 1999-00 concentrate on
pedestrian priority measures, including Safe Routes to School,
traffic calming and traffic management, improvements to cycling
facilities and bus priority measures.
Loughborough and Shepshed (£300k). During 1999-00 it is proposed to
continue with low cost measures to develop public transport, to
improve pedestrian and cycling facilities, and to install traffic
Newark (£200k). This new package seeks to achieve significant modal
transfer to cycling and walking for the 72% of trips which are less
than 4km in length and also to public transport for all lengths of
journey including those from the rural hinterland. The main measures
proposed for 1999-00 include improvements to pedestrian and cycling
facilities, expenditure on the Bus Quality network and measures
related to the Safer Travel to School initiative.
Northampton (£900k). The strategy for package implementation uses a
corridor approach. The proposals concentrate on improvements to
public transport and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians,
including Safer Routes to School projects.
Greater Nottingham (£3m). The minor works proposals for 1999-00
continue with bus priority measures, facilities for cyclists and
pedestrians, Safe Routes to School initiatives and junction
improvements as part of the Southside regeneration developments.
West Nottinghamshire and Shirebrook (£650k). The measures proposed
in 1999-00 are linked to bus promotion measures, cycling and
pedestrian facilities, Safe Travel to School initiatives and parking
Skegness (£300k). The main measures proposed in 1999-00 for this
newly accepted package include bus priority at junctions on the
Skegness to Ingomells route, traffic management and environmental
improvements along the main shopping street, facilities for cyclists
and signing measures to minimise the impact of coach traffic.
Bedford/Kempston (£1.3m). The main proposals for 1999-00 are the
completion of the Cardington Cross Park and Ride scheme with
associated bus priority measures into the centre of Bedford, cycling,
environmental and safety measures and the town centre controlled
Bury St Edmunds (£450k). The main proposals for 1999-00 are
improvements for bus operations through the Superoute concept, cycle
network development including routes to school, traffic calming,
pedestrian facilities and car park management.
Cambridge (£2.5m). The 1999-00 year programme includes the completion
of the Babraham Road Park and Ride scheme, expansion of other park
and ride sites, bus priority corridors, town centre core traffic
management and extensive cycleway development.
Chelmsford (£575k). This new package seeks to encourage the
provision, co-ordination and integration of all modes of transport in
the interests of sustainability, accessibility and safety. The main
measures proposed for 1999-00 include schemes to assist public
transport, cycling and demand management measures.
Colchester (£1m). The package works in 1999-00 concentrate on public
transport improvements, further development of the town centre 20 mph
zone, cycling measures, traffic calming in residential areas and
pedestrian and disabled facilities.
Harlow (£600k). The 1999-00 programme concentrates on developing
cycle networks and significant public transport corridor improvements
including rail interchange and bus station development. Other
measures include safety and environmental improvements and measures
to assist pedestrians.
Ipswich (£1.1m). The main measures proposed in 1999-00 include
corridor treatment to improve bus operations in the
Kesgrave/Martlesham area, town centre sustainable access proposals,
cycle routes and Safe Routes to School initiatives.
King's Lynn (£500k). This new package is designed to support economic
growth and regeneration without detriment to the environment. Cycling
measures and pedestrian improvements are the main elements of the
LEARN (£250k). The package is developing safe and sustainable school
travel and will allow further demonstration schemes to be carried
Lea Valley (£850k). The Lea Valley package area covers a strategic
transport corridor stretching from the county border with London (at
Waltham Cross) to the county town of Hertford. The centrepiece of
promoting bus travel is the Green Route and the associated
development of Hertford and Waltham Cross bus stations. Measures to
promote walking, cycling and rail use also feature in the 1999- 00
Lowestoft (£450k). Significant further cycling measures are proposed
involving Safe Routes to School, improvements for pedestrians and
public transport and lorry management measures following completion
of the Northern Spine Road and improvements in the South Lowestoft
Luton/Dunstable (£1m). The package concentrates on encouraging modes
other than the car in a very congested area. Main proposals for
1999-00 include bus lanes on Church Street in Dunstable, High Street,
Houghton Regis and the A505 corridor in Luton and significant cycle
route projects. Further works are also planned for developing the
Translink public transport project.
Norwich (£1.2m). Measures will further develop the extensive works
already carried out in the area and will include extensive cycle
routes, disabled and pedestrian measures, traffic management, town
centre and environmental area improvements and bus corridor
South East Essex (£1m). The package proposals for 1999-00 include
significant public transport development for buses and improved
access to rail services to try and maximise use of rail in an area
with 13 stations. Major cycle facilities are proposed along with
safety, environmental, traffic calming, demand management and
South West Herts (£1.5m). Significant proposals for 1999-00
include extensive development of cycling networks, extending the
green bus corridors, local traffic management and calming, Safe
Routes to School and Watford Town centre improvements