The Good Councillor's guide to transport planning published by NALC


The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new guide for local (parish and town) councillors on transport planning.

This handy and easy-to-read resource, aimed at England's 100,000 local councillors, developed in partnership with the Transport Planning Society, and is the latest guide in a series as part of the National Improvement Strategy for local councils.

The guide includes practical advice and guidance, and covers:

  • What is transport planning?
  • Delivering integrated transport networks
  • The role of local councillors
  • Case studies
  • Resources

Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: "I'm delighted to have worked with the Transport Planning Society to publish this latest guide in our popular The Good Councillor's guide series. It is vital local councillors understand the principles of transport planning and how it can influence their work in building stronger, more connected communities. This new guide will help local councillors to be equipped with the basic information to consider transport issues at the local council level and thereby improve it."

Linda Addison, board member, Transport Planning Society, said: "Transport planning is an essential part of today's society in terms of how we move around an area to work, shop, do other activities and generally carry out our daily lives. Better transport planning helps to improve our health, our areas and their communities. We hope that this guide will help local councillors to shape and enhance local areas, improve opportunities and choice, and the quality of life for all and create more prosperous and better-connected local communities."

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