Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being asked to have their say on how to improve transport in and around Ely.
Consultation on a new Ely Market Town Transport Strategy will begin on Monday 26th November and run until January 2008.
The County Council has been working with East Cambridgeshire District Council to put together initial proposals aimed at improving travel choice and experience as well as the quality of life for residents and visitors.
The Councils now want to hear residents’ views on these draft proposals and hear about any ideas people might have.
All households in Ely and the surrounding area will receive a consultation leaflet about the Strategy over the next few days. This leaflet includes a freepost questionnaire to be completed and returned.
Three exhibitions will also be held in Ely, when Council transport officers will be available to talk about the proposals and answer questions.
The exhibitions will be held at Ely Market Place on the 29th November and at Ely Library in the City centre on the 30th November and 1st of December from 10am to 4pm each day. Questionnaires will also be available to be completed there.
Proposals include a City-wide cycling network, improvements to bus stops and making more information available about how people can travel in the City without using their cars.
County Council Transport Strategy Manager Jeremy Smith said: “With the huge housing growth going on in and around Ely it is vital that residents are given improved and high quality transport choice. Both East Cambridgeshire District and Cambridgeshire County Councils are working closely together to bring forward proposals and it is very important that people who travel in and around Ely tell us their views to make sure the city’s prosperity continues to grow. We’d like to see as many people as possible complete our questionnaire and come to the exhibitions so that we can take people’s opinions into account when creating the new Strategy.”