Leicester Transport Plan 2021-2036

Closes 17 Sep 2021

Opened 25 Jun 2021

Overview

We are consulting on a new draft Leicester Transport Plan which sets out the council’s transport vision, ambitions and priorities for the city over the next 15 years. We are also exploring the potential of a workplace parking levy that could help deliver the plan.

A new Transport Plan for Leicester is needed to respond to the many issues facing the city -  including enabling city economic and population growth, tackling climate emergency and air quality challenges, improving health and physical activity levels and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The draft plan proposes a big step forward for public transport, cycling and walking in the city. It focuses on three main areas:

  • Developing connected main transport corridors and stations
  • Improving transport within local neighbourhoods
  • Managing demand for car use

The Leicester Transport Plan recognises that many journeys begin or end outside the city boundaries and considers transport matters that impact on the wider Leicester urban area. 

The plan sets out transport ambitions up to 2036:

  • 100% zero emission vehicles
  • More people regularly working from home and more responsible use of cars for necessary trips only
  • Public transport, Park & Ride, cycling or personal e-mobility as first transport choice for most people (longer journeys)
  • Active transport, cycling and walking as first transport choice for most people (shorter journeys)
  • A thriving, accessible city centre that is easy to move around in and which supports economic growth in the whole city
  • Healthier neighbourhoods, aiming for all local services to be available by walking or cycling within 15 minutes, with cleaner air and a safer local environment
  • A rush-hour free city, gradually managing traffic to reduce peak hour demands

Initial thinking on the potential role of a future workplace parking levy to help deliver key transport projects in Leicester is also outlined in this consultation. Following this initial stage of consultation, a formal consultation on a detailed workplace parking levy business case is expected later this year.

View introductory Leicester Transport Plan video.

Why we are consulting

We'd like to hear your views on Leicester's Local Transport Plan and how we can improve transport in the city.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Local businesses
  • Local schools

Interests

  • Planning
  • Highways
  • Climate change
  • Public transport
  • Cycling
  • Transport
  • Walking