MK Council launches consultation for safer and smarter travel across the city
Friday 31 January 2020
MK Council is asking residents and businesses to comment on their plans for road safety, walking, cycling and sustainable travelling in general around MK.
Over the next eight weeks local people are invited to fill out a short online survey to comment on how MK Council can help everyone travel more safely and sustainably.
The Council’s current road safety proposals include speed reduction measures at known accident hotspots, and investing and enhancing the redway network to make walking and cycling easier and more appealing to local people. MK Council also plans to work with partners to explore ways to minimise accidents and make travel networks more accessible for all.
Feedback from the consultation will help to shape the Council’s transport plans, which consider:
- Road casualty data
- The volume of traffic and congestion on MK’s roads
- The need to reduce carbon emissions
- How to encourage cycling and walking
- How to encourage greater use of public transport and other travel options
- How businesses and their staff can reduce their own car use and car parking pressures
Councillor Martin Gowans, Cabinet Member for Transport said, “I encourage residents and local businesses to take part in our online survey. This will help us understand what’s needed for more sustainable transport now and for the future.
“Your responses will influence how we work with partners to maximise local travel choices.”