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Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Policy Framework: Transportation

The movement of people and the efficient distribution of goods and services are essential to the functioning of any area.
Roads Service is an Executive Agency within the Department for Regional Development. It is the responsibility of Roads Service to ensure that:
  • the public road network is maintained and improved;
  • the road network is developed to improve road safety and traffic management;
  • measures are taken to implement the Department’s sustainable transportation policy; and
  • the most efficient use is made of existing public car parking spaces.
Public transport provision in the Plan area is primarily the responsibility of Translink, which operates both local and express bus services.
The following sub sections are included in the Transportation section:
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