West Midlands Local Transport Plan focuses on tackling climate emergency – transportxtra.com
Peter Plisner 31 January 2022
The LTP seeks to encourage more people to ride rather than drive
The board of the West Midlands Combined Authority has approved a draft of the core strategy for the region’s fifth Local Transport Plan (LTP). The document, being put together by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), sets out the overall aims, vision and approach that will map out the development and delivery of transport policies until the end of 2041.
The plan seeks to address what it terms the ‘challenges and opportunities’ currently facing the region’s transport system. After decades of under investment, the document states, the region is beginning to turn things around. But that significant challenges remain in “tackling the defining issues of our time”, such as climate change, air quality, health issues and the recovery from the pandemic.