Transport is a key issue in Medway today. It affects the economic success of the area and the social fabric of the environment. Following public consultation and engagement processes, it became clear that key issues for improvement included:
- tackling congestion;
- improvements to public transport services;
- the journeys to school and work;
- highway maintenance.
Transport has also been recognised as a key issue when Medway Council consults on other matters, such as rural and youth issues or the provision of services for older people.
The council is required by government to produce a Local Transport Plan built around a five-year integrated transport strategy, devised at local level in partnership with the community.