Traffic Surveys Influence City Transport Planning

A £29m transport improvement scheme has been approved by the City of Lincoln Council’s Executive, following wide-ranging discussions with partners, a public consultation and the results of various surveys about the current transport situation.

The plans include demolishing the existing bus station and building a larger, modern bus station next to the train station. Existing pedestrian and platform footbridges will be replaced with a dual-function bridge and a new multi-storey car park will be built, accommodating 1,000 vehicles.

Using a range of traffic and transport planning techniques and approaches, there will be upgrade work to the highway at the front of the railway station, making additional space for cyclists, and fulfilling the Council’s vision of a new, modern transport hub for the city.

Schemes of this size need a range of transport planning support services in order to ensure that all the details are in place and that proposals reflect the way public and private transport is currently used, and how usage might change over time. This is where survey data plays its part. From traffic surveys to parking information, the data collected by professional survey teams helps to give a clear picture of any problems or issues, allowing planners to see how and where transport and highways can be improved. This is particularly important in a project the size of Lincoln’s where significant changes are being proposed.

Leader of Lincoln City Council, Councillor Ric Metcalfe, said: “A new, fit for purpose transport hub is vital to ensure the city’s economic future and this is a hugely important project for the people of Lincoln, in addition to visitors and businesses as well.”

“It’s therefore essential we do everything within our power to progress this much-needed project, which will ensure the vitality of our city centre. An integrated transport interchange in the heart of the city to serve residents, businesses and visitors, achieving the growth the city needs.”

“The city is in dire need of a new, modern bus station, able to cope with increased passenger numbers and opening up the possibility of more services in the future.”

“It’s also worth noting this scheme would also complement the county council’s East West Link Road and Network Rail’s new footbridge in the High Street to create a more accessible, welcoming and functioning city centre.”

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