To explore and promote alternative forms of transport to:
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.
The Council aims to:
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?