Local transport plan (LTP3)

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council's third Local Transport Plan (LTP3) is a long term strategic document covering the period 2011-2021 and is the key mechanism for articulating and delivering transport policy at a local level.

The fundamental purpose of transport is to enable economic and social activity. Transport helps people to get to jobs and services and to visit people and places. It allows businesses to access suppliers and customers. However, transport also impacts upon people and places; traffic congestion brings delay, road accidents cause injury and death, and vehicle emissions affect people's health and contribute to climate change.

Effective transport policy is not only reactive to local needs but also has an important role to play in enabling and encouraging more sustainable choices whilst helping to meet wider policy objectives.