Supporting strategies

We've created a strategy for each specific area of transport planning, which support the main Local Transport Plan document:

Accessibility Strategy

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 in April 2019.

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 Strategic Plan 2015 (PDF 720KB) aims to protect public health from harm associated with air pollution, through adherence to regulatory frameworks for air quality, development of actions to mitigate poor air quality and access to public health advice about air pollution for vulnerable residents.

A new Air Quality Strategy is currently under development and will seek to reduce the impact of poor air quality on human health, in particular, the issues associated with emissions from road traffic being a major contributor to air quality problems.

Bus and Intalink strategy

The Intalink strategy aims to support transportation across the county by improving access to important services. It also encourages residents to use alternative transportation to cars.

A new Intalink strategy is currently under development and will be available in summer 2019.

Bus and Intalink strategy consultation

Appendix 2: Bus and Intalink strategy SEA

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.

Network Management Strategy

A network management strategy is currently under development and will be available by December 2019. 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.

Rail strategy

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 will be available in December 2018.

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.

A new Roads in Hertfordshire Design Guide is currently under development and will be made available in spring 2019. 

Road safety strategy

The road safety strategy seeks to promote a safer and greener highway in order to reduce and prevent road casualties.

A new road safety strategy is currently under development and will be available in 2020.

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.

SMoTs (Sustainable Modes of Travel)

The SMoTs Strategy 2019-20 (PDF 3MB) 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 (PDF 212kb) Opening a new window 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 strategy is currently under development and will be available in December 2019.

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.