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 soon be available to be viewed.
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).
HIAMP 2019 (Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan)
The Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan 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.
Policy For Highway Infrastructure Asset Management (PDF 118KB)
Maintenance for Active Travel Strategy (PDF 423KB)
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 is currently being developed and will be available shortly. 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 has been developed, in consultation with stakeholders, to set out the strategic importance of the rail network and services in Hertfordshire and the county council's aspirations for continued improvements and enhancements to reflect the needs of Hertfordshire residents now and in the future.
LTP4 rail Strategy EqIA
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 being developed.
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.
Sustainable modes of travel strategy (SMoTs)
The Sustainable modes of travel strategy (SMoTs) 2022 (PDF 4.58MB)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 has been developed following on from government guidelines. 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.
Growth and transport plans
A series of Growth and Transport Plans (GTPs) have been developed and adopted across Hertfordshire and have superseded Urban Transport Plans (UTPs) in the majority of areas except Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted. As part of the GTP process we have reviewed previous UTP schemes and incorporated these into the GTPs where they are still appropriate and in line with our policies.
Growth and transport plans 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 within Hertfordshire. Each plan considers current and future transport challenges and identify interventions aligned to the LTP4 objectives.
For more information on the Growth and Transport plan relevant to your area click on the district or borough:
Broxbourne Borough Council
Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt & Waltham Cross
The South Eastern GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (July 2022) was developed in partnership with Broxbourne Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in July 2022.
Dacorum Borough Council
The South West Herts Growth and Transport Plan was developed in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in January 2020.
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 Eastern GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (July 2022) was developed in partnership with East Herts Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in July 2022.
Hertsmere Borough Council
Borehamwood, Elstree & Potters Bar
The South Central GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (May 2022) was developed in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in May 2022.
North Hertfordshire District Council
Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, Hitchin & Royston
The North Central GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (May 2022) was developed in partnership with North Herts Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in May 2022.
St Albans City and District Council
St Albans, Southern St Albans & Harpenden
The South Central GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (May 2022) was developed in partnership with St Albans District Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in May 2022.
Links to Hemel Hempstead, Watford and the Harpenden area are included in the South West Herts Growth and Transport Plan which was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in January 2020.
Stevenage Borough Council
The North Central GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (May 2022) was developed in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in May 2022.
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.
Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council and Hertsmere Borough Council
The South West Herts Growth and Transport Plan was developed in partnership with Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council and Hertsmere Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in January 2020.
Watford Borough Council
The South West Herts Growth and Transport Plan was developed in partnership with Watford Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in January 2020.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
The South Central GTP - Highways and Transport Cabinet Panel (May 2022) was developed in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. It was endorsed by the Highways and Transport Panel in May 2022.
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.