Stockton JSNA


Transport

What do people say?

Consultation is a key aspect of transport-related activity. In the preparation of the Council’s LTP3 document, the consultation process sought opinions by a number of means during 2010:

  • Web-based, via Stockton Council’s website;
  • Viewpoint survey;
  • Youth Viewpoint survey;
  • A consultation event;
  • Area Transport Strategy boards; and
  • Key stakeholder organisations.

Details of the consultations are at http://www.stockton.gov.uk/resources/transportstreets/ltp3/2277550.pdf. Headline findings are as follows: 

Council website consultation

  • Improvements required in the walking and cycling network;
  • Improvements required in public transport;
  • Improving the quality of life;
  • Measures to reduce accidents; and
  • Maintenance of roads. 

Youth viewpoint survey

  • Access to key services;
  • Improving cycling and walking links;
  • Improving links to neighbouring areas;
  • Improvements required to bus and rail facilities and services;
  • Road safety education; and
  • Maintenance of roads and footpaths. 

Viewpoint survey & consultation event

  • Need for an integrated transport system;
  • Need for a bus station at Stockton;
  • Promoting public transport usage;
  • Road safety issues, particularly for the needs of pedestrians and cyclists; and
  • School time traffic congestion. 

Area transport strategies

The area transport strategies (ATS) are based on the four area boards of Stockton

Renaissance, the local strategic partnership, were consulted in the development of LTP3. Their principal objectives for their communities are:

Central area objectives

  • Improvements to public transport provision;
  • Tackling inconsiderate parking;
  • Improvements to road safety including provision of adequate street lighting and tackling excessive speeds;
  • Tackling congestion associated with the ‘schoolrun’; and
  • Improvements to the walking and cycling network.

Eastern area objectives

  • Improvements to public transport provision;
  • Tackling inconsiderate parking;
  • Support the actions associated with school travel plans by providing new/improved infrastructure where appropriate;
  • Addressing the issue of existing and future levels of congestion in Ingleby Barwick; and
  • Improvements to the walking and cycling network.

Northern area objectives 

  • Improve public transport provision;
  • Tackling excessive speeds on local roads;
  • Addressing issues about the volume of heavy goods vehicles passing through the area;
  • Improvements to the walking and cycling network in the area; and
  • Improvements to Billingham rail station.

 Western area objectives:

  • Improvements to public transport provision;
  • Tackling excessive speeds on local roads;
  • Addressing the issues about parking and congestion in Yarm;
  • Improvements to the walking and cycling network in the area; and
  • Addressing the issue of the volume of heavy goods vehicles passing through the area.
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