Firms urged to have their say on future of Bath’s transport networks

February 12, 2021

Bath businesses still have time to take part in a major exercise on the shape of the city’s transport system over the next decade.

More than 400 individuals and businesses have already taken part in a six-week consultation period on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Transport Delivery Action Plan.

The plan aims to identify deliverable transport solutions that can be developed to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable communities to live and work in.

The plan focuses on three key areas:

  • Delivering sustainable transport
  • Improving connections
  • Improving transport provision for people travelling into the city in the short, medium and long-term.

Joint cabinet members for transport services, Cllrs Joanna Wright and Neil Butters, said: “It’s clear we need to radically rethink the way we get around if we are to tackle the climate and ecological emergency and reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. We need to cut congestion, reduce emissions and become less reliant on our cars and walk or cycle more instead.

“We’ve carried out extensive research on current and future transport issues and are already taking action with the launch of the Clean Air Zone in March, but we need to do more to deliver real change.

“Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the consultation so far. Whether you live in the city or travel into Bath for work or leisure, the consultation is your opportunity to have your say and help shape transport in the city over the next decade.

“The plan is important if we are to tackle the climate and ecological emergency and reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. It will inform the way road space is reallocated and the way we get around with greater emphasis on more sustainable and active travel modes.” 

The council is working on a raft of transport-related strategies and policies from active travel schemes to improving city centre security.

For more information on the Transport Delivery Action Plan and to take part in the online consultation visit All responses must be received by Monday March 1.

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