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Coventry Draft Transport Strategy

Following consultation last year a draft Transport Strategy for the city has been developed. The strategy could change the way that people travel to, from and around the city in the future. The main aim of the strategy is to ensure that Coventry has a safe, sustainable, equitable and resilient transport system, which enables our residents, visitors, and businesses to thrive. It will support economic growth, improve public health, reduce inequality, and decarbonise the transport system to help to tackle climate change. It is an important step in deciding the future of transport in the city and will make sure that Coventry has a modern, safe, and sustainable transport system that works for local people, residents, businesses and visitors. The document sets out plans for how the Council will work with its partners to ensure that Coventry is a city where it is easy, convenient, and safe to walk, cycle and travel on public transport. It also aims to create a city where most people do not need to use a car to access the services, they need for day to day life. The strategy includes planned improvements to the city’s public transport networks, including the innovative Very Light Rail system, cycling infrastructure and road network which would see a better, safer environment created for road users, pedestrians and cyclists alike. These improvements include measures like the installation of a network of fully segregated cycleways, further pedestrianisation of key zones and targeted changes to main routes in the city to tackle congestion hot spots. In keeping with Coventry’s reputation as a leader in the field of transport innovation, the strategy also details how the City Council and its partners will work to achieve a low-carbon transport system by adopting emerging green technology. This includes expanding the city’s network of electric vehicle charging points, the creation of an all-electric bus fleet and the delivery of the planned Coventry Very Light Rail system. The Coventry Transport Strategy will sit under the Local Transport Plan which is being developed by Transport for West Midlands. The consultation for the Local Transport Plan is currently taking place until Monday 3 April. Please take a little time to read the draft strategy and then tell them what you think by completing the survey below. Consultation closes 14 March.

Click here to read the draft strategy.

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