Sustainable Visitor Transport Options in the New Forest National Park<br />
Agenda<br /><ul><li> Background
 Visiting without a car
 Future opportunities</li></li></ul><li>
About Visitors<br />More visitors per km/sq than any other UK national park.<br />13.5 Million Visitor Days<br />Contribut...
What are the issues?<br />Volumes of traffic<br />Social and environmental issues <br />Not enough alternatives to the pri...
LyndhurstTraffic Case Study<br />The four main routes into/out of Lyndhurst:<br />A35 Bournemouth Road (West of Lyndhurst)...
Summer v Winter<br />There is currently a 13.5% increase in traffic in the summer months compared to the winter months.<br...
100% Car Free<br />
Slightly less than 100% car free<br />
New Forest Tour<br />
The numbers…<br />Over its 86 day season in 2010, the New Forest Tour:<br />Saved an estimated 82345 private car miles<br ...
Other options<br />Walking<br />Rail<br />Bus <br /><ul><li>Cycling
Walking
Rail
Bus
Ferry</li></li></ul><li>Future Opportunities<br />
Local Sustainable Transport Fund<br /><ul><li>£560m over 4-years (60% revenue & 40% capital funding)
Ideas & expertise: community, voluntary sectors, business & transport operators
Interventions need to be self-financing after LSTF funding finishes
DfT keen to see as many bids as possible succeed
Job creation & reducing carbon emissions</li></li></ul><li>Local Sustainable Transport Fund<br /><ul><li>1 bid per Local T...
National Park Authorities develop joint bids
Large packages (£5m-£50m)
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Chris Gregory, New Forest National Park Authority - "Sustainable Transport Options for Visitors Travelling To and From the New Forest National Park"

  1. 1. Sustainable Visitor Transport Options in the New Forest National Park<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li> Background
  3. 3. Visiting without a car
  4. 4. Future opportunities</li></li></ul><li>
  5. 5. About Visitors<br />More visitors per km/sq than any other UK national park.<br />13.5 Million Visitor Days<br />Contributing £115M to local economy<br />96% of staying visitors arrive by car<br />85% of all visitors use the car to explore the destination<br />
  6. 6. What are the issues?<br />Volumes of traffic<br />Social and environmental issues <br />Not enough alternatives to the private car?<br />Levels of development around the New Forest<br />
  7. 7. LyndhurstTraffic Case Study<br />The four main routes into/out of Lyndhurst:<br />A35 Bournemouth Road (West of Lyndhurst)<br />A35 Southampton Road (East of Lyndhurst)<br />A337 Clay Hill (South of Lyndhurst)<br />A337 Romsey Road (North of Lyndhurst)<br />
  8. 8. Summer v Winter<br />There is currently a 13.5% increase in traffic in the summer months compared to the winter months.<br />This is compared to a 17% difference in 2007 (3.5% decrease). <br />There is a 13.1% increase in traffic in the summer months compared to the winter months. <br />This is compared to 15.6% in 2007 (2.5% decrease)<br />
  9. 9. 100% Car Free<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
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  15. 15. Slightly less than 100% car free<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. New Forest Tour<br />
  18. 18. The numbers…<br />Over its 86 day season in 2010, the New Forest Tour:<br />Saved an estimated 82345 private car miles<br />Saved over 22 tonnes of carbon emissions<br />Made a contribution of nearly £300k to the local economy<br />Carried over 18000 passenger journeys<br />
  19. 19. Other options<br />Walking<br />Rail<br />Bus <br /><ul><li>Cycling
  20. 20. Walking
  21. 21. Rail
  22. 22. Bus
  23. 23. Ferry</li></li></ul><li>Future Opportunities<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Local Sustainable Transport Fund<br /><ul><li>£560m over 4-years (60% revenue & 40% capital funding)
  27. 27. Ideas & expertise: community, voluntary sectors, business & transport operators
  28. 28. Interventions need to be self-financing after LSTF funding finishes
  29. 29. DfT keen to see as many bids as possible succeed
  30. 30. Job creation & reducing carbon emissions</li></li></ul><li>Local Sustainable Transport Fund<br /><ul><li>1 bid per Local Transport Authorities, plus leading on a further joint bid
  31. 31. National Park Authorities develop joint bids
  32. 32. Large packages (£5m-£50m)
  33. 33. Small packages (£5m) – two Tranches
  34. 34. Tranche 1 April 2011 – 60 bids
  35. 35. Tranche 2 Expression of Interest Jun 2011
  36. 36. Final Tranche 2 bids Feb 2012</li></li></ul><li>
  37. 37. “Sustainable Transport Solutions for England’s two newest National Parks”<br /><ul><li>Green spaces for leisure and recreation within densely populated area
  38. 38. Most arrive by car, resulting in congestion and air quality problems.
  39. 39. Improve access to and within both national parks, by encouraging sustainable modes of travel
  40. 40. Knowledge sharing
  41. 41. Create more tourism-related employment & reduce carbon emissions</li></li></ul><li>
  42. 42. Proposed aims of Bid<br />Reduce the transport impacts of visitors, residents and businesses’ by encouraging the use of sustainable and low carbon forms of transport <br />Further realise economic potential of the parks by enabling sustainable access, thereby improving value and range of jobs available within the area<br />Improve the quality of life for communities and visitors in both parks and the surrounding areas<br />
  43. 43. Proposed aims of Bid<br />Improve health of residents and visitors by offering enhanced opportunities for healthy travel options within the parks <br />Educate residents and visitors on the importance of natural habitats within the parks and need to preserve them <br />Improve safety by reducing highway related casualties and protecting vulnerable users<br />
  44. 44. Expression of Interest: Themes<br />
  45. 45. Expression of Interest: Themes<br />
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  47. 47. Any Questions?<br />For more information<br />Chris Gregory<br />New Forest National Park Authority<br />01590 646683<br />chris.gregory@newforestnpa.gov.uk<br />

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