Salisbury Transport Plan

City Centre Traffic Management

Pedestrian zones and the 20mph zone have delivered improvements to the environment of the city centre but Salisbury still has air pollution levels above government targets in four core areas.

The vision is to create a safe environment free from the intrusion of traffic and the pollution which goes with it, whilst enhancing the economic vitality of the city.

The way forward must be to reduce traffic entering and circulating round the city centre through:

  • Re-allocation of road space
  • Parking restraint
  • Quality bus services
  • Other measures such as car-free housing and car share schemes

Parking Strategy

park and ride busThe developing Park & Ride network can only be effective if parking charges are structured to ensure that there is an increasingly strong incentive to use Park and Ride as more sites become available and that city centre parking spaces are reduced.

Parking restraint is the main tool for reducing vehicle movements in the city by:

  • Breaking the link between Council revenue and parking income
  • Reducing city centre parking spaces as Park & Ride sites open
  • Removing on-street metered parking
  • Parking charges which discourage city centre parking
  • Introduction of a PNR parking levy

Public Transport: Bus

Public transport is increasingly seen as the way ahead to tackle congestion on the roads. Public transport is the answer to reducing the amount of traffic congestion and also has economical benefits.

With an increase in the number of buses on the road in both city centres and more rural areas, local businesses can take advantage of the advertising available on the buses in Manchester to increase their audience.

To increase bus patronage buses must be frequent, reliable, comfortable and affordable providing a realistic and attractive alternative to the car for all types of journey.

Urban Bus strategy:

  • Standardise and simplify fare structures
  • Reduce congestion to improve punctuality by bus priority measures
  • Smart-card technology
  • Provision of direct bus services to the railway station
  • Re-location or improvements to the Bus Station

Rural Bus Strategy:

  • Inter-urban corridor and feeder routes
  • Demand Responsive Transport
  • Integration with other transport modes