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West Midlands Local Transport Plan 2006: Consultation Autumn 2005

1. We should spend more on building roads

Why?
Building more road capacity will reduce congestion in the short term, but new roads often fill up.

Your view

2. We should spend more on highway maintenance

Why?
Well maintained roads are safer roads for all users - vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Your view

3. We should introduce more Park & Ride facilities

Why?
Fewer people travelling by car into the centre reduces congestion, cuts pollution and is safer for people.

Your view

4. We should do more to encourage safer motoring

Why?
There are still too many accidents on our roads.  Safer roads benefit everyone, and driving safely helps smooth traffic flows.

Your view

5. We should introduce more “Red Routes”

Why?
Red Routes reduce congestion by tackling inconsiderate parking, and by giving local people convenient parking and loading areas

Your view

6. We should spend more promoting Green Travel Choices

Why?
Using alternatives to the car can cut congestion and pollution and be better for people's health by encouraging walking and cycling.

Your view

7. We should work towards better rail services

Why?
Reliability and increased capacity on our trains will improve accessibility, reduce car use and improve air quality. Rail also remains the safest form of transport.

Your view


8. We should extend the Midland Metro tram network

Why?
Trams are a fast reliable form of transport. A bigger tram network means more people can leave the car, reducing congestion and cutting pollution. Trams are also very safe.

Your view

9. We should extend the Bus Showcase network

Why?
Buses are the most accessible form of transport and are safe. Better buses and more reliable journeys will benefit everyone, providing a viable alternative to the car.  Kneeling buses help people with mobility difficulties.

Your view

10. We should give greater priority to Cycling

Why?
Many people own a bicycle and could use it to commute short distances although some are put off by hazards.  More cycling means less congestion and pollution and a benefit for personal health.

Your view

11. We should give greater priority to Walking

Why?
Some journeys could be walked instead of taken by car.  But people need to feel safe and there needs to be good facilities for those with sight or hearing difficulties.  Walking is good for health, and cuts congestion and pollution.

Your view

12. We should do more to tackle traffic congestion

Why?
Recent surveys have found that many people believe congestion to be a problem that affects them personally and one that is getting worse. 

Your view

13. We should investigate the pros and cons of all the options for tackling congestion

Why?
There are a number of options for tackling congestion, which include introducing flexible working hours to reduce peak flows of traffic, and charging those who drive on congested roads at the busiest times. It makes sense to look at the benefits and drawbacks of all the options.

Your view

How do we prioritise our objectives?

Obviously it is not possible to give top priority to everything.
We would like you to indicate your top FOUR priorities by indicating one of the 13 issues.

Your priority of issues - please select only one issue per priority
  First priority Second priority Third priority Fourth priority
More Road building
Spend more on highway maintenance
More Park & Ride
Encourage safer motoring
More Red Routes
Spend more on promoting Green Travel Choice
Work towards better rail services
Extend Midland Metro
Extend the Bus Showcase network
Greater priority to Cycling
Greater priority to Walking
Do more to tackle congestion
Investigate the pros and cons of all options for tackling congestion

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