Charity to give people of East Cambs the chance to have their say on transport with public consultation

PUBLISHED: 16:26 29 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:26 29 March 2016

The Ely Zipper bus.

The Ely Zipper bus.

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A transport charity is calling on people in East Cambridgeshire to have their say on plans to improve transport in the region.

Cambridgeshire County Council is making plans for transport in the district over the next 15 years, and needs to hear the views of as many people as possible.

The authority has launched a formal consultation but has drafted in charity Living Streets to speak to people whose voices are not often heard about plans that include improving routes for walking and cycling.

Living Streets is particularly keen to talk to older people, those with disabilities and younger people. The charity is running a series of events in the community to gather opinions on a vision for the future of transport in the east of the county.

Project leader for Living Streets, Des de Moor, said: “Transport affects everyone’s lives and making the right decisions can even improve people’s health by making it easier to walk and cycle.

“It’s great that Cambridgeshire County Council has asked us to talk to local communities and find out what people think so that as many views as possible are gathered from those who will be actually using these routes and services.”

Des is running a workshop for young people at Ely’s Centre E, in Barton Road, from 6pm on Monday April 4 and a drop-in session for everyone at Ely Library between 4.30pm and 7pm on Thursday April 7. He is also visiting local youth groups, schools and day centres.

If you’re interested in hosting a visit, write to des.demoor@livingstreets.org.uk, and to take part in the formal consultation, visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/tsec by Friday April 8.

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