Local transport plan
Hull City Council produces a local transport plan (LTP) which sets out the vision and aims for transport in Kingston upon Hull. So far there have been two local transport plans, the first covering the period between 2001 and 2006 (LTP1), the second covering the period 2006 to 2011 (LTP2).
We have recently published our third local transport plan (LTP3) covering the period 2011 - 2026. This aligns the plan with the city’s emerging local development framework. You can download the final version of the LTP3 further down the page.
During the life of the first two plans the city has seen considerable improvements, with significant reductions in road casualties and the introduction of major improvements in transport infrastructure such as -
- total killed and seriously injured casualties reduced by 45% from 1994-98 average
- the opening of the new £16m state of the art Paragon Transport Interchange (multi modal interchange between rail, coach, bus, taxi, and cycling)
- the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
- the construction of the City’s first purpose built park and ride site at Priory Park (the patronage of which continues to grow)
- corridor improvements
- the opening of the Hedon Road Improvement Scheme to enhance the access to the docks
- improvements to the capacity of the freight railway to serve the docks
The revised plan retains the transport vision which was developed for LTP2 namely to provide and develop a safe and efficient transport system that contributes to the social, environmental and economic well being of the residents, businesses and visitors to the city and provides equal opportunities for everyone to access key services using, where possible, ‘green’ alternatives to the private car.
Objectives for transport in Hull
The first objective is aimed at ensuring that the transport networks provide good quality, affordable and reliable access to a range of destinations
The second objective focuses on the need to take steps to continue to reduce the number of incidence and severity of injuries through road traffic accidents, and to tackle real and perceived personal security issues.
The third objective focuses on the need to reduce congestion on all forms of transport and to maximise the ability of the transport networks to meet the environmental, social and economic needs of the community.
The final objective is aimed at improving air quality and low carbon agendas.
The intention in LTP3 is to carry on delivering transport objectives that contribute to the priorities of reducing congestion, improving safety, accessibility and air quality. The new challenge will be to achieve economic growth and help deliver the wider City and National Agendas.
Local transport plan 3 (2011- 2026)