Transport — have your say

Thurrock Council is developing a new four-year plan for transport in the borough and is seeking views from local residents.

The Strategic Transport Department’s Implementation Plan forms part of the council’s longer-term Thurrock Transport Strategy 2008-2021, and sets out how transport improvements will be prioritised and delivered in Thurrock between 2011/12 and 2014/15.

It will set out how transport improvements — focused on tackling congestion, improving accessibility, improving safety and tackling air quality and climate change — will be identified, prioritised and funded.

The council is seeking local people’s views and comments about what they would like to see delivered and whether the Implementation Plan addresses local issues — everything from the Thames Crossing to the need for more bus stops or from better transport signage or improved maintenance.

It is essential for the council to understand the transport needs of local people in relation to growth, opportunity, the environment, safety, health and quality of life.

In 2009 local views were influential in developing the Thurrock Transport Strategy and to ensure residents continue to have an opportunity to contribute their views, the Implementation Plan will be available for comment between 10 January and 21 February.

Thurrock residents can contribute comments and feedback to the consultation between those dates by visiting the on-line consultation page at www.thurrock.gov.uk/travel, by e-mailing transport@thurrock.gov.uk or by calling the Strategic Transport Department on 01375 652014 or 652006.

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