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Actions For Sustainability - Transport And Access

Aims

To explore and promote alternative forms of transport to:

  • encourage reduction in car use
  • reduce accidents
  • secure a competitive economy
  • improve health
  • reduce pollution and congestion

The debate about transport is centred around the rights of individuals to freedom of movement and the urgent need to reduce damage to our environment.

The council is committed to striking the right balance of providing for economic and social needs whilst reducing the need for travel and protecting the environment. This can only be achieved by working with a range of partners such as Centro and the Regional transport forum in developing a sustainable transport plan which takes into account regional land use planning. We are developing alternative transport modes such as cycleways and a network of footpaths with links to green spaces and some town centres. Cycling facilities have been provided for staff at certain offices within the Borough and there is also an annual bike week where cycling events are arranged to encourage cycling as a serious transport mode. The provision of bus and rail services is also being pursued.

Future Actions

The Council aims to:

  • Develop a sustainable transport strategy for the borough which puts forward actions to promote alternative forms of transport and raise awareness of the public.
  • Develop a cycling strategy which includes an action plan to increase the number of cycleways in the Borough.
  • Implement a strategic network of green paths
  • Lower personal injury rates in line with the council's accident prevention strategy.
  • Achieve the Midland Metro Link (light rail system) and in doing so, ensure it maximises the opportunities for economic revitalisation and urban regeneration
  • Secure implementation of Dudley Southern By Pass and the greater Brierley Hill transport package.
  • Implement measures to improve public transport provision, cycling and walking facilities and junction improvements at Merry Hill.

What Are You Doing?

Have you stopped to think whether you could walk or cycle to local facilities e.g. shops, doctors, sports centre?

Could you use public transport more often?

Contact Details

  • Name Traffic & Transportation, Economic Regeneration and Transportation
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 815424
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm, Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays