Help us plan improvements to walking and cycling in Uttlesford

Residents are being asked to share their ideas to help shape walking and cycling improvements in the district.

Uttlesford District Council is developing a new walking and cycling infrastructure plan and wants to identify projects that can be delivered to transform active travel provision in the local area.

It is gathering views via an online survey where people are invited to drop a pin in a map of Uttlesford alongside their suggestions on the improvements they would like to see at that location - for example, it could be a new safe crossing, a new cycle lane or slower traffic speeds.

So far, the survey has had almost 400 contributions.

Cllr Louise Pepper, the council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Green Issues, said: "We are delighted that so many people have already put forward their suggestions - and we want to hear more.

"Active travel has so many benefits such as improved health and wellbeing as well as reduced congestion, reduced carbon emissions, and improved air quality.

"Our ambition is for walking and cycling to be more natural and normal ways of getting about for local journeys, and we want to hear residents' thoughts on how we can help to make both safer and more appealing."

People can take part in the survey at: https://uttlesfordlcwip.commonplace.is.

Residents without access to the internet are also welcome to put forward their suggestions, which they can do by writing to the council: C/o Chloe Fiddy, Climate Change Project Officer, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER.

17 January 2022