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Towards an Integrated Transport Strategy (Gridlock or Growth 2)

This document contains the foundation of an Integrated Transport Strategy for the West Midlands metropolitan area. It sets out the investment required to facilitate housing growth,improve competitiveness and stimulate regeneration in the region, whether that investment comes from the Transport Innovation Fund, Regional Funding Allocation or other sources.

The document will provide the basis for :

The 2006 feasibility study “Gridlock or Growth” showed that on a typical weekday the West Midlands transport network carries a total of 5.2 million trips. Of these 70% are by car, 15% by public transport and 15% are by foot or bicycle. This volume of movement generates typically 300,000 hours of lost time through delay each day.

This document contains details of investment in all modes of transport to tackle this problem -rail, bus, metro, “tram train” and highways improvements and a list of lifestyle measures designed to change individual behaviour. The document recognises that residents and businesses in the West Midlands metropolitan are looking for visible evidence of investment in public transport to encourage them to change the way they travel and strategic co-ordination of a range of demand measures before choosing to embark on any kind of road user charging.

If you would like a printed version of the document please e-mail your details to wendyslater@centro.org.uk

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