Barbados Physical Development Plan 2017

Town & Country Development Planning Office

Advancing Mobility

The provision of efficient transport service and infrastructure is fundamental to the promotion of inclusive growth and sustainable development within Barbados. Access to employment opportunities and education, health and other services, and obtaining benefits from those services, hinges on the availability of safe, affordable, comfortable and efficient transport systems.

Recently there has been a major shift in transportation thinking, going from a focus on the ease of movement for cars, to a focus on the ease of movement for people and goods. This concept, referred to as mobility, encompasses a full range of modes including walking, cycling, transit, water transport, motorized vehicle or air. The concept of accessibility refers to ease of travel between activities, or the overall difficulty in getting from an origin to a destination. Transportation planning today involves considering how a combination of modes can be used to improve accessibility for people and goods.