Town residents to make transport views known

ST IVES residents are to get their say on measures to improve transport in the market town. Questionnaires will be sent to residents in January for people to have their say about the proposals in a new draft transport strategy produced by Cambridgeshire C

ST IVES residents are to get their say on measures to improve transport in the market town.

Questionnaires will be sent to residents in January for people to have their say about the proposals in a new draft transport strategy produced by Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and St Ives Town Council. People will also be able to have their say online.

The proposals address a wide range of concerns already raised by local people including congestion, better facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and measures to improve road safety, the county council said.

Exhibitions of the plans will be held on Friday, Saturday and Monday, January 20, 21 and 23, between 10am and 4pm at the Golden Lion Hotel, Market Hill, St Ives. Council officers will be on hand to discuss the strategy.

The draft strategy was approved for public consultation by councillors at the Huntingdonshire Traffic Management Area Joint Committee last month.

Committee chairman Councillor Mac McGuire said: "We are very keen to hear what people think about the plans. Giving people high quality alternatives to the car is a major priority.

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"Cambridgeshire is one of the Government's key growth areas and with thousands of new houses being planned in the county, we must make sure we do all we can to plan for the inevitable growth in traffic. I hope as many people as possible will contribute in January.

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