Leicester and Leicestershire residents, businesses and organisations are being urged to help shape the city and county’s strategic transport priorities for the next 30 years.
A consultation has launched today on the Strategic Transport Priorities (STP) report which sets out where the city and county can work together, particularly around tackling poor air quality and the effects of climate change, alongside continued support for the local economy and jobs.
The STP also acknowledges a drive to attract greater numbers of car users on to public transport and on to cycling and walking routes.
The ambition is to continue to encourage use of the commercial bus network, of electric vehicles and to increase the number of bus lanes and cycleways/pedestrian routes developed over the past few years.
Another key thread of the STP is a big push to improve rail services. The report outlines that while services to East Midlands cities such as Derby and Nottingham are good, improvements are needed in reaching West Midlands cities such as Coventry and Birmingham.
I want to encourage as many people as possible to help us shape these strategic transport priorities as they are designed to be for the benefit of everyone in Leicester and LeicestershirePerson:Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transport
To have your say, and to view the STP, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/strategic-transport-priorities
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The consultation closes on Monday, 25th May and the findings will be reported back later in the summer.