Joint Progress Report 2010

The Partnership has again taken the opportunity  to produce an informal review of progress on achieving the targets in the Joint Local Transport Plan 2.

Overall, progress in 2009/10 towards meeting the JLTP targets has been good and the report gives examples of the range of transport schemes and initiatives carried out during the year.

Progress report 2010 front cover 

The main headlines of the Joint Progress Report 2010 are as follows :

·  Targets for tackling traffic growth, peak hour flows into Bristol and congestion are all well on track.

·  Bus patronage remains above the trajectory for 2009/10 despite a slight fall during the year, not unexpected given the current economic downturn and the extreme winter conditions; bus punctuality has also continued to improve.

·  Rail patronage has increased by a further 8% over 2008/09 levels, with significant increases at Filton Abbey Wood and on the Severn Beach line.

·  The level of cycling, further advanced through the Cycling City project, continues to grow significantly.

·  Access by public transport to key employment sites is significantly better than the JLTP trajectory; access to health facilities is not as good as it was in 2008/09 due to changes in bus timetabling, although this is likely to have been offset by growth in community transport which is excluded from this indicator.

·  Road safety continues to improve substantially; Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties fell by 18% in 2009 compared with the previous year and Child KSIs fell by 28%, and road safety is now a major success story for the sub-region.

·  There has been a welcome reduction in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emissions in Bristol’s Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) with this target now being on-track for the first time. However, whilst air quality in Bath’s AQMA has also improved in the last year, the Bath target remains off-track.

·  Records show a slight deterioration in the condition of our ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads in 2009/10. Severe winter weather will have had a major impact on highway condition and the councils have setaside additional funding to try and address this. Condition of unclassified roads remains above trajectory.

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