Local Transport Plan supporting strategies
We've created a strategy for each specific area of transport planning, which support the main Local Transport Plan document:
A414 corridor strategy
The A414 corridor strategy covers the strategic east-west transport corridor which runs from Harlow to St Albans, where it divides with one leg running to Hemel Hempstead as the A414 and the other running through to Watford as the A405.
The strategy identifies key challenges along the corridor and develops a series of objectives which were used to identify transport schemes, including the development of an East-West Mass Rapid Transit system.
The main report is followed by a series of annexes which break the corridor into smaller segments and provide details of the schemes in more detail.
Progress on the schemes will be tracked through the A414 Implementation plan.
If you have any issue accessing these documents, please email highwaysBST@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
The accessibility strategy (PDF 3.03MB) aims to provide an assessment of the accessibility of key services and facilities including education, employment, health, leisure and shopping within Hertfordshire for residents of the county.
The information within the document will both inform and be built upon through the development of the other Local Transport Plan supporting documents, each of which develop specific topics or consider geographical areas in more detail and therefore provide appropriate delivery vehicles for initiating accessibility improvements and developing action plans at the more local level.
Active travel strategy
The active travel strategy aims to encourage walking and cycling trips to improve health, the environment, congestion and the economy.
A new active travel strategy is currently under development and will be available for viewing later in 2020.
Active travel strategy appendix
Appendix 1: goals and challenges of LTP3
Appendix 2: Key county strategies
Appendix 3: Table of AQMA sites in Hertfordshire 2013
Appendix 4: Policy objectives
Appendix 5: Key activity recommendations for age groups
Appendix 6a: SEA full report
Appendix 6b: SEA assessment
Appendix 6c: Active travel baseline data
Appendix 7: Equality impact assessment
Active travel strategy consultation
The active travel strategy consultation provided clear policy leads and identified barriers and interventions to encourage active travel within the county.
Active travel strategy consultation appendix
Air quality strategy
The air quality strategy and implementation plan sets out our position on air quality, and includes our strategic vision, aims and objectives that will hold us to account in playing our part in improving air quality for Hertfordshire. This document also acknowledges the work that the District/Borough councils do monitoring air quality and designating Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs).
Growth and transport plans
Growth and transport plans will include a detailed approach to delivering the policies and objectives of the Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4) by focusing on more localised areas and corridors of Hertfordshire. Each plan will consider current and future challenges and identify interventions aligned to the LTP4 objectives.
A series of Growth and Transport Plans are currently being developed and will undergo public consultation. They will then be made available once they have been finalised and adopted during 2020.
South West Herts Growth and Transport Plans
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Intalink bus strategy
The intalink bus strategy sets out the county council’s proposals to work with bus operators and local authorities to improve bus travel, and sets out in greater detail plans to grow the local bus network to support LTP4 and a shift to more sustainable modes.
The Intalink enhanced partnership plan and scheme is a statutory document detailing how the partnership will work, and supersedes the existing voluntary partnership.
Network management strategy
A network management strategy will be available in early 2021. The strategy aims to identify strategic routes and which interventions will be prioritised, make more efficient use of the highway network, and also define a Road Hierarchy.
The rail strategy was developed to meet four objectives: support competitiveness, economic growth and population growth, and to provide a sustainable service.
A new rail strategy is currently under development and the consultation has been completed. The strategy will be published in early 2021.
Rights of way improvement plan
The rights of way improvement plan provides recommendations for the future management of, and investment in, the rights of way network.
Roads in Hertfordshire
The Roads in Hertfordshire – Highway Design Guide incorporates the policy and legal framework for developments and sets out how improvements to the highway network must be designed to follow a philosophy of sustainability, recommending new ideas about shared use and designs with less domination by motorised traffic. It can be found by visiting Highways Development Management.
Road safety strategy
A new road safety strategy is currently under development and will be available in early 2021.
Rural transport strategy
The rural transport strategy (PDF 5.7MB)opening in a new window aims to ensure that transport services in rural areas enable people to access important destinations and services. It also seeks to encourage residents to travel by methods other than car.
The Rural Transport Best Practise Study researches best practises regarding rural sustainable transport schemes and policies which have been, or will be implemented in other areas nationally, and how these methodologies and options could possibly be implemented in Hertfordshire.
An Equalities Impact Assessment (PDF 252KB) has been carried out on the new LTP4 Rural Transport Strategy and determines how the delivery of the Strategy will affect different groups of people for example race, gender, disability, age.
SMoTs (Sustainable Modes of Travel)
The SMoTs strategy 2020 (PDF 2.66MB) Opening a new window sets out the vision to increase opportunities for children and young people to travel to, from and between schools and colleges by sustainable modes. It provides a breakdown of existing school travel patterns and outlines the actions and processes that will be adopted to improve the viability of sustainable travel.
Speed management strategy
The speed management strategy was reviewed following government guidelines released in 2013. The strategy was developed with the help of the county's constabulary. It introduces zonal rural speed limits and increases the number of roads that could have 20mph speed limits.
A new speed management strategyhas been developed and will be published in early 2021.
TAMP (Transport Asset Management Plan)
The Transport Asset Management Plan 2008 (PDF 1.2MB) Opening a new window provides a strategic approach that identifies the optimal allocation of resources for the management, operation, preservation and enhancement of the highway infrastructure to meet the needs of current and future customers.
The new Hertfordshire Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) will be made available in early 2021.
Urban transport plans
Urban transport plans (UTPs) have been created by us to focus transport improvements within a specific area.
They support the Local Transport Plan which sets out the transport priorities for the county. Schemes in the Urban Transport Plans will be developed over the life of the plan subject to funding being available.
UTPS have been developed in each of our county's districts and boroughs:
Broxbourne Borough Council
Hoddesdon and Broxbourne
The UTP for Hoddesdon and Broxbourne was developed in partnership with Broxbourne Borough Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in March 2012.
Cheshunt and Waltham Cross
The UTP for Waltham Cross and Cheshunt was developed in partnership with Broxbourne Borough Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and the Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2010.
Dacorum Borough Council
The UTP for Hemel Hempstead was produced by JMP consultants as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.
This UTP expanded on the proposals made in our second local transport plan (2006/07-2010/11), looking to improve transport over the next 15 to 20 years.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel on 28 January 2009.
Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted
AECOM developed the UTP for Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.
Scheme assessment framework and background information.
The proformas are identified. Available in detail from the relevant attachments.
Details of the stakeholder contact and workshops.
Spreadsheet with details of the public consultation carried out.
The bikeability cycle audit report.
1) Improve operation of High Street / Kings Road junction.
2) Improve access and egress signage for A41 bypass.
3) Improvements along New Road corridor in Northchurch.
4) Improvements at Shootersway / Kingshill Way junction.
5) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone on the high street of Berkhamsted.
6) Review parking on Beggars Lane to improve safety for cyclists.
7) Enhancements to Tring railway station.
8) Gateways into Tring and Berkhamsted.
9) Improve condition of canal towpath and access in Tring and Berkhamsted.
11) Marketing of electric bikes in Tring and Berkhamsted.
12) Link to Pitstone village from Tring station.
13) Cycle track extension – Station Road / London Road / Brook Street in Tring.
14) Cycle parking in Tring and Berkhamsted.
15) Parking improvements.
16) Review of parking information in town centres.
17) Enhancements to Berkhamsted railway station.
18) Introduce real time information.
19) Improve operation of Billet Lane corridor between Gossoms End and Bridgewater Road.
20) Improve operation of Durrants Lane / High Street junction.
21) Improve safety of railway underbridges on Brownlow Road and New Road.
22) Improvements to footpath 41 in Tring.
23) Introduce a package of smarter measures to reduce reliance on the private car.
24) Improvements at footpath 39 in Tring.
25) Provide safe route to Goldfield School via Miswell Lane in Tring.
26) Provide a pedestrian crossing on Northchurch High Street near Bell Lane.
27) Improve pedestrian facilities along Icknield Way from Miswell Lane to Tring Industrial Estate.
28) Speed management on Aylesbury Road.
29) Speed management on New Road, Northchurch.
30) Speed management on Kings Road.
31) Speed management on Station Road in Tring.
32) Speed management on London Road.
33) Speed management on Brook Street.
34) Safer routes to schools.
35) Speed management on Icknield Way.
36) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone to include Gravel Path.
38) Traffic calming and extension of 20mph zone to include Castle Road.
39) Speed management adjacent to Tring station.
40) Speed management along Northchurch high street.
41) Speed limits around schools to be reduced to 20mph.
42) Upgrade pedestrian crossing on Grove Road in Tring.
43) Provide pedestrian crossing facilities on Greenway in Berkhamsted.
44) Provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities on Bridgewater Road.
45) Provide improved pedestrian crossing facilities on Frogmore Street in Tring.
46) Provision of a footpath along Cross Oak Road between Shootersway and Oaklands.
East Hertfordshire District Council
Hertford and Ware
The UTP for Hertford and Ware was developed in partnership with East Herts Council. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in November 2010.
Hertsmere Borough Council
Borehamwood and Elstree
In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, AECOM were appointed to develop the UTP for Borehamwood, Elstree and Well End. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.
In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, Steer Davies Gleave was appointed to develop the UTP for Potters Bar. It was adopted by our Highways and Transport Panel in March 2012.
North Hertfordshire District Council
Letchworth Garden City and Baldock
In partnership with North Herts District Council, Steer Davies Gleave was appointed to develop the UTP for Letchworth Garden City and Baldock. It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in March 2012.
In partnership with North Herts District Council (NHDC), we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for Hitchin.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in May 2011.
In partnership with North Herts District Council, we appointed Transport Planning International (TPI) to undertake the development of the UTP for Royston.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in August 2010.
St Albans City and District Council
In partnership with St Albans District Council, we developed the UTP for St Albans.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel in February 2009.
Southern St Albans
In partnership with St Albans District Council, we developed the UTP for Southern St Albans. This included the urban areas of London Colney, Park Street, Bricket Wood and Chiswell Green.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel in February 2009.
In partnership with St Albans District Council, we appointed Steer Davies Gleave to develop the UTP for Harpenden.
It was endorsed by our Highway and Transport Panel on 5 July 2011.
Stevenage Borough Council
In partnership with Stevenage Borough and North Herts District Council, we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for Stevenage.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in September 2013.
Stevenage walking strategy
The Stevenage walking strategy addresses the area broadly within a 20 minute walk radius from Stevenage railway station, including the Old Town, Pin Green areas and the Gunnel's Wood employment area.
The main objectives of the walking strategy are to:
- Improve walking conditions.
- Provide clear directions to those who walk.
- Encourage walking for short local journeys and walking to and from public transport.
- Reduce the number or severity of pedestrian road traffic casualties.
- Inform the marketing campaign on sustainable transport.
Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 part 1
Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 part 2
Stevenage UTP - Walking schemes
Stevenage UTP - Cycling schemes part 1
Stevenage UTP - Cycling schemes part 2
Stevenage UTP - Highway schemes part 1
Stevenage UTP - Highway schemes part 2
Stevenage UTP - Parking schemes
Stevenage UTP - Sustainable schemes
Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix introduction
Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix A - scheme assessment framework
Stevenage UTP - Volume 1 appendix B - plan of UTP infrastructure schemes
Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council and Hertsmere Borough Council
South West Hertfordshire
In partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council, Watford District Council and Three Rivers District Council, we appointed AECOM to develop the UTP for South West Herts.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Waste Cabinet Panel in November 2008.
Watford Borough Council
West Herts Area
In partnership with Watford Borough Council, we developed the UTP for the West Herts Area.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
MVA consultancy produced the Welwyn Garden City UTP for us as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.
This UTP expanded on the ambitions and proposals contained in the second local transport plan for the period 2006/07-2010/11. The framework developed within the UTP focuses on transportation improvements over the next 15 to 20 years.
It was endorsed by our Highways and Transport Panel on 7th January 2008.
MVA consultancy produced the Hatfield UTP for us as part of the five year rolling UTP programme for Hertfordshire’s largest urban settlements.
It expanded on the ambitions and proposals contained in the second local transport plan for the period 2006/07-2010/11. The framework developed within the UTP focuses on transportation improvements over the next 15 to 20 years.
It was endorsed by the our Highways and Transport Panel on 7th January 2008.
Transport Plan Guidance
Urban Transport Plans (UTP’s) are produced by the County Council in its role as transport authority.
The Plans set out a framework to focus transport improvements within a specific geographical area for the next 15 to 20 years. They are daughter documents to the Local Transport Plan.
The Plans are developed in partnership with District and Borough Councils linking in to their Local Development Frameworks.
The guidance note sets the approved Urban Transport Plan Programme, who produces the Plans and the process for the development of the plans.
Section 106 Guidance
Developer contributions are monies secured through S106 legal agreements to mitigate the impact of new developments.
The guidance sets out the Protocol and procedures for Highways and Transport Section 106.