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Vision for movement

The movement vision for the masterplan is an ambitious plan to deliver a step change in the choices people have in the way they travel to, from and within the wider Yate area.

It recognises that the current level of people's dependency on the car is not sustainable, will continue to generate congestion and worsen air quality, and will ultimately prevent the town from reaching its potential.

The three key pillars of the movement vision are:

  • 15-minute town: A transformation into a “15-minute town” where the majority of daily needs for work, leisure, education, services and amenities are within close reach of home.
  • Active travel: Favouring active (walking/wheeling and cycling) and public transport modes.
  • People first: Reallocating space on key routes, allowing space for vehicles to be used for community space, biodiversity, development, and priority for other modes of transport.

The masterplan proposes a range of measures in line with the three key pillars, including:

- Capitalising on Yate's compact size to transform opportunities for walking/wheeling, mobility scooter and cycling trips by providing safe and convenient routes and high-quality cycle parking.

- Redeveloping the railway station and bus station to create multi-modal transport hubs which provide convenient public transport connections to key destinations.

- Seeking opportunities to make trips by bus faster, more convenient and more reliable.

- Providing and prioritising electric charging infrastructure at key destinations to encourage the use of electric cars, vans, bicycles and scooters.

- Reducing traffic on key routes to enable the reallocation of road space which provides opportunities for other users and uses (such as cycle lanes, bus priority, community spaces, climate change mitigation and biodiversity).

The movement vision aims to achieve the long-held aspirations of local people by shifting the way residents, workers and visitors travel in Yate, reallocating road space for people-oriented space, and enabling more active and public transport use.

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