Four-week Consultation on Transport Plans

Resident views sought for plans up to 2014

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Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council launched a four-week consultation on its Local Transport Plan on September 7– which mainly addresses the transport issues facing the borough between 2011-2014 but also looks as far ahead as 2031.

The draft plan sets out seven key objectives for the local transport network and, if adopted following the public consultation, will help Transport for London to decide how to allocate its limited funds to turn the objectives into reality.

Key aims include improving the efficiency of the road network; reducing the number of people injured and killed on the borough’s streets and supporting population growth in the borough’s five major regeneration sites.

Cllr Nick Botterill, Cabinet Member for Environment, says: “Even when budgets are tight there are transport issues that needs addressing – like traffic congestion hot-spots and utility company road works – and there are also some very positive opportunities that can be seized if we plan ahead.

“Our main focus is to deliver value for money while improving the borough’s transport system and it is now up to local people to let us know what they think of these draft proposals.”

The plans commit the council to ‘supporting improvements and increased capacity on the District, Piccadilly and West London lines’ and also argues that promoting Old Oak Common as a high-speed rail-hub is a significant priority. Paths would be ‘decluttered’ and more trees planted on the borough’s streets, if the plans are approved.

To find out more about the council’s draft Transport Plan and to have your say visit: www.citizenspace.com/local/lbhf/transportplan/ e-mail LIP@lbhf.gov.uk / Or phone Nick Boyle on 020 8753 3069 or Chris Bainbridge on 020 8753 3354 to request a hard copy questionnaire.

September 15, 2010