Hampshire County Council has published a questionnaire asking for the public’s views on its plans for transport for the next ten years. The county council is the transport authority, so it controls the shape of transport in Winchester District and all over Hampshire. HCC must have a Local Transport Plan (LTP4) in order to get Government funding for local transport.
The deadline for responses is June 26th and, as usual, Cycle Winchester will respond, and provide supporters with information to help you respond individually as well. LTP4 is a rare opportunity to lobby our transport authority for better cycling facilities, so we hope people who rides bikes in the city will take this opportunity to make their voices heard.
In the meantime, WinACC is holding a public meeting this Saturday, 14th May, from 10:00 until 12:00, to share information about what is in the draft LTP4, and to discuss how you might respond to their consultation.
Speakers include Councillor Martin Tod and Phil Gagg, chair of WinACC’s Transport and Planning Action Group. There will be lots of time to discuss what’s being proposed, and for you to contribute your ideas about what we should say, and how to encourage people to respond to the consultation.
The meeting is co-hosted by WinACC, Green Travel Hampshire and Hampshire Climate Action Network, and attendance is free (donations are welcome).
You can attend in person at St Peter’s Parish Room, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8RY. If you prefer to take part by Zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
You can find out more about Local Transport Plan 4 (including links to the relevant pages on the County Council’s website) on WinACC’s website.