Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 20583553//4
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Transport Q39. Are there any other transport issues or challenges that have been missed? How can they be addressed in the Local Plan? [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Bruce Poole [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018
Comment

Although this question relates to the strategic transport issues across the district it is important to note that cycle lanes and pavements connecting villages to services are essential, especially where public transport is limited or non-existent. The majority of Bleadon residents travel to Weston to access services such as doctors, schools, recreation and shopping. Bus services are extremely limited. There are two routes to Weston; the A370 is fast and dangerous for cyclists and walkers, and Celtic Way is equally dangerous because it is narrow with no pavement or cycle lane. Therefore most journeys require a private car or taxi.

Reliable and frequent public transport is required if this is to change, along with safer and dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes.

 

Summary
Need to ensure improved public transport, cycle and pedestrian routes.
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