Transport Committee to investigate congestion in towns and cities

The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into how effective integrated traffic management strategies are at cutting congestion in towns and cities.

Strategies under the inquiry’s spotlight will include bus priority measures; local road pricing; parking schemes;  cycling and walking infrastructure;  tram and trolley-bus systems; intelligent transport systems; and telematics.

The committee will also consider the impact of the schemes on communities and businesses during construction and operation.

It will also study the cost of construction and the operation of the schemes, the sustainability of bus services and road user safety, with particular regard to pedestrians and cyclists in regards the latter.

Written submissions to the inquiry must be sent to the committee by Friday 9 December.