The Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity to promote sustainable transport by encouraging people to make more journeys on foot, by bike and public transport and improving the flow of motorised traffic.
A neighbourhood plan may deal with transport related to new development. It may only deal with traffic management of existing networks, where management would be necessary to allow development to be approved. Policy on transport should seek to encourage a balanced and sustainable provision.
The needs of non-car owners should be addressed. For example, pedestrian convenience and facilities for cyclists should be encouraged. Careful consideration should be given to creating convenient and safe links to surrounding areas.
It may be necessary to encourage new roads, bus routes and other links to key development sites to support their development. Car parking needs to be carefully designed and positioned to create a distinctive sense of place and not to dominate the public realm.