Thurrock’s eastern promise

THURROCK was the focus for a Far-East fact-finding mission last week.

The council won a £5 million, four-year bid for sustainable transport in 2011 and on Tuesday (10 January), representatives from the Land Transport Authority for Singapore (LTA) came to see what was being done.


They were keen to know more about the work being done under Thurrock’s successful bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) and were given a presentation on how Thurrock will focus on moving towards more sustainable transport such as walking, cycling and public transport.

The delivery of new schemes including workplace, school and station travel planning, personalised journey planning and car-sharing will be introduced into Thurrock over the next four years.

Cllr Andy Smith, portfolio holder for Regeneration met the representatives from Singapore. He told them: “We hope we can provide you with some useful information and guidance about the successful implementation of LSTF measures.”

He said: “Thurrock is in the enviable position of holding a regeneration agenda that will see 26,000 new jobs and 18,500 new houses delivered over the next 15 years.

“It is vitally important that the council uses opportunities such as the LSTF to promote and deliver sustainable transport measures that will enable local people to walk, cycle and use public transport.”

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