Cambridgeshire County Council invites public input into Transport Plan

Questionnaire sent to homes ahead of touring exhibition in February and March

by Simon_MacMichael   February 5, 2010  

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Cambridgeshire County Council is launching a series of exhibitions throughout the county to enable cyclists and other residents to have their say on its forthcoming third Local Transport Plan, which it describes as “a blue-print, based on the priorities set by residents, on what transport schemes should come forward.”

Previous Local Transport Plans in Cambridgeshire have led to the introduction of features such as the Riverside cycle and pedestrian bridge, motorcycle safety signage and a contraflow bus lane in Huntingdon, and the council now wants to update its existing Transport Plan, using existing successful schemes as a platform.

Roy Pegram, Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure and Strategic Planning said: “The consultation is part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s commitment to listening to its communities and putting them at the heart of transport planning.

“The last transport plan has brought great improvements to Cambridgeshire and we want to build on that to bring even more, he continued. “But we need the help of communities to shape those plans and priorities, such as increasing cycling, walking, road safety and better more environmentally friendly transport choice. We need to have a comprehensive transport plan for Cambridgeshire so that we can implement transport improvements which people tell us are important.”

Councillor Pegram concluded: “I would encourage everyone to come along and talk to us at our exhibitions and tell us what they think. Don’t miss your chance to have your say by returning a questionnaire or visiting one of the exhibitions.”

Exhibitions will be held over the next two months at the following venues on the dates and times shown:

MARCH 9 February (2pm – 8pm) March Library
CAMBOURNE 11 February (3pm – 7pm) Cambourne Library
CAMBRIDGE 13 February (9am – 6pm) Grafton Centre
RAMSEY 16 February (4pm – 8pm) Ramsey Leisure Centre
ST NEOTS 19 February (12pm – 6.30pm) St Neots Library
SOHAM 22 February (2pm – 6.30pm) Soham Library
WISBECH 24 February (2pm – 8pm) Rose & Crown Hotel
BASSINGBOURN 2 March (4pm – 8pm) Bassingbourn Village College
HUNTINGDON 3 March (10am – 6.30pm) Huntingdon Library
ST IVES 5 March (12pm – 8pm) St Ives Free Church
SAWSTON 9 March (4pm – 8pm) Sawston Village College
COTTENHAM 10 March (4pm – 8pm) Cottenham Primary School
LINTON 11 March (4pm – 8pm) Linton Community Sports Centre
CAMBRIDGE 17 March (9am – 8pm) Lion Yard
ELY 18 March (2pm – 7.30pm) Ely Library
YAXLEY 22 March (4pm – 8pm) Queen’s Park Hall
WHITTLESEY 24 March (2.30pm – 6.30pm) Whittlesey Library
CHATTERIS 26 March (12pm – 8pm) Chatteris Council Chambers