Vision and aims for Colchester
As we move forward and think of the long-term, improving our health and wellbeing and tackling the climate emergency must be at the centre of our transport planning and the projects and initiatives we undertake.
To enable this, a transport vision for the borough has been created:
‘To transform Colchester into a place which prioritises active and safe sustainable travel to bring about health, environmental and economic benefits.’
This vision will be underpinned by a series of objectives:
Providing attractive and healthy environments: Protect, enhance and improve the quality of the natural, built and historic environment and reduce air pollution, to enhance residents’, workers’ and visitors’ quality of life.
Improving sustainable transport modes: Offer an attractive and effective choice in the provision of sustainable travel (bus, cycling, walking) to encourage increased use and reduce pressure on the road network.
Supporting economic growth and connectivity: Provide high quality transport improvements to enhance network connectivity. Support housing and economic growth in Colchester by linking communities together and enabling access to key services, transport hubs, jobs and education.
Providing a safer transport environment: Improve safety and the perception of safety within Colchester to promote a safe travelling environment for all road users.
Managing demand: Manage traffic levels across Colchester’s road network and limit levels of traffic in the town centre to reduce delays and improve journey time reliability, maximising the effective capacity through innovative solutions.
Managing highways assets: Secure and maintain all transport assets such as roads and signage to an appropriate standard and ensure that the network is available for use with sufficient resilience to cope with incidents.