Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged to join online transport debate

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being encouraged to use a new online forum to give their views on Staffordshire transport issues.

The Local Transport Plan Forum gives people the chance to debate and shape the way that they will travel throughout the county in the future.

The current topic for discussion is centred on three separate ideas:

  • The ‘established approach’ which supports essential sustainable transport services and measures but accepts that privately owned vehicles will remain the predominant mode of transport.
  • The ‘balanced approach’ which improves sustainable transport services and encourages their use as well as reducing reliance on private vehicles, especially in urban areas and on short journeys.
  • The ‘innovative approach’ which prioritises sustainable transport services and measures, and actively discourages the use of privately owned vehicles

People are being asked to consider the options and decide which they think is the right one for Staffordshire. The feedback will be used to help draw up the Local Transport Plan for 2011-2026.

County Councillor Robert Marshall, Cabinet member for Regeneration and Infrastructure, said:

“The transport system plays a major role in Staffordshire’s economy, the health and wellbeing of its residents and the environment. It really is the key to the county’s prosperity and success. A lot of people have strong views on how to improve the transport network and this new online forum is a great way to put those opinions forward and to influence decisions.”

To take part in the debate, visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ltp and then click on the LTP Forum link

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