Town Transport Recommendations Passed

Friday, 2 August 2019
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Glen Burrows Bridgwater Town Council PFH for transport

Bridgwater Town Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cllr Glen Burrows (Eastover) presented a series of recommendations towards a strategy for transport for the town as developed through meetings of the Town Transport Forum. This was accepted unanimously by the members of the council. The recommendations focused on car travel, air pollution, busses, the Docks and Pedestrian safety. The next Transport Forum meeting will be Tuesday 10th September, 4pm at the Town Hall.

  1. CAR TRAVEL
  • BTC to investigate the scope for installation of Electric Vehicle charging points in new and existing developments within the town
  • BTC to develop a campaign aimed at encouraging local people to reduce the number of car journeys they make
  • BTC to consult with GWR over the possibility of introducing reduced/free car parking at the rail station, to reduce pressure on parking in the vicinity of the station
  • BTC to examine the feasibility of introducing modal filters, and other such schemes, in the streets leading to our local schools, to deter/prevent cars from driving on those streets at the beginning and end of the school day
  1. AIR POLLUTION
  • BTC to seek means of introducing lower thresholds for measurement of emissions from fuel, rubber tyres and braking, in the interests of the health of our community
  1. BUS TRAVEL
  • BTC to work with SDC to introduce electronic timetable information at Bridgwater Bus Station, and subsequently at all major bus stops in the town area
  1. BRIDGWATER DOCKS
  • BTC to work closely with local organisations in a campaign to ensure that Bridgwater Docks remains in public hands after its lease expiry in 2020 and that the docks area is maintained developed as a major local tourist attraction
  1. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS & SAFETY
  • BTC to work with SDC to introduce regular audits of pedestrian spaces in the town area, in relation to access and safety, with particular reference to the needs of elderly and disabled people.

FUTURE FORUM MEETINGS

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Timetable of Council meetings and forums