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Transport Strategy

Our Local Transport Plan

Our Local Transport Plan sets out our long term vision for transport within the County. Local Transport Plan 3 is our current plan. You can download this along with the Evidence Base, Implementation Plan and Supporting Documents.

If you would like to see our old plans; Local Transport Plan 2 and Local Transport Plan 1, please contact us.    

Results from the Countywide travel survey

In April 2016 we ran a Countywide travel survey asking residents to share their views on travelling around Rutland. Over 3600 completed surveys were returned to us. A summary of the results is available for you to download.  

Grant bids

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

In 2012 we won £4 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. We used this money to carry out transport upgrades for the County. These upgrades were part of our ‘Travel4Rutland’ project and included a new bus station in Oakham, the creation of several joint cycleway/footways and the trial of a tourist bus and employment buses. A copy of our application form and supporting documents can be downloaded.

Access Fund for Sustainable Travel

We recently submitted an application for grant funding to the Department for Transport's 'Access Fund for Sustainable Travel.' Our project bid, titled 'Travel4Rutland+' had three main targets: 

Improve access to employment

  • Improve access to employment
  • Increase levels of physical activity
  • Improve connectivity
Unfortunately our bid was unsuccessful, but if you would like to view a copy of our application form you can find it in the download section.      

Requesting a cycleway, footway or traffic calming measure – our Integrated Transport Capital Programme

Local communities can put forward suggestions for traffic calming measures and other integrated transport capital improvements. These suggestions are considered through our integrated transport capital programme.     

If you have a suggestion that you would like to put forward, please contact your parish to talk about it.    

If your parish supports the suggestion they will need to send us a completed application form which we will consider. Application forms received prior to Friday 17th November 2017 will be scored and considered alongside other applications put forward in a report to cabinet in spring. Applications received after this date will not be considered until the following year. Going forward the yearly cut off for applications will be 30th September.   

Further information about the integrated transport capital programme can be found in the download section:

Please note – speed indicator displays (SIDs) and vehicle activated signs (VAS) will no longer be funded through the integrated transport capital programme. SIDs are documented as being most effective over short periods.  As such we will be purchasing two mobile SIDs which parishes can apply for through submitting an ITCP application form. If appropriate a temporary SID will be deployed and the effectiveness of it evaluated.  The case for a permanent one will be considered following the evaluation.

Parishes may still seek approval from Rutland County Council to install a SID using their own funds. However in addition to funding the purchase and installation, the on-going maintenance and repair costs will be the responsibility of the parish.

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