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What do you think of Central Bedfordshire? Tell us what you think
Welcome to Let's Talk Central
What do you think of Central Bedfordshire? Tell us what you think
Welcome to Let's Talk Central
What do you think of Central Bedfordshire? Tell us what you think

Transport consultation events announced – come and talk to us

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Karen Aspinall

The Central Bedfordshire Council Transport Team will be out and about throughout August to talk to local residents about future transport needs.  Your feedback will help us to develop our long term strategy for improving transport, called the Local Transport Plan 3. 

Come along, find out more about our plan and have your say at any one fo these venues:

  • Dunstable market, Friday 6th August, 09.00 – 18.00
  • Arlesey Railway Station, Wednesday 11th August  07.00 – 12.00
  • Arlesey Village Hall, Wednesday 11th August 16.00 – 20.00
  • Stotfold Co-op Store in town centre, Thursday 12th August, 14.00 – 20.00
  • Sandy market, Friday 13th August, 09.00 – 17.00
  • Leighton Linslade market, Saturday 14th August, 10.00 – 17.00
  • Houghton Regis Library, Friday 20th August, 09.30 – 17.30
  • Biggleswade Charter Market, Saturday 21st August,  09.30 – 16.30

 

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7 Responses to “Transport consultation events announced – come and talk to us”

  1. Claire Maudlin says:

    Local villages in question- Upper Caldecote, Ickwell, Northill & Old Warden.
    Many of our local villages now share community services for the young and old – recreation grounds, playgrounds, pubs, playgroups, pre schools, lower schools, post offices to name a few.
    Village residents embrace their countryside surroundings and would like to walk between villages but the only current option is walking along 60mph roads into oncoming traffic which is an accident waiting to happen with children and prams involved. The only footpaths that link Caldecote to Northill are across country that are not suitable at night or in the wet.
    Footpaths need to be a priority, as it should be a basic requirement or starting point that villages are linked via safe all weather surfaces. Many unnecessary car journeys are being created through no fault of the residents.
    Can you comment on your plans at a local level but also across the county? Thanks.

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  2. And, please, Sandy?, Potton?, Shefford?, Ampthill?, Flitwick?

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    • James Gleave says:

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your message. We are focussing on the towns mentioned in our press release at the moment because we are working on Local Area Transport Plans for these particular locations. This is part of our programme of Local Area Transport Plans which we will be rolling out across Central Bedfordshire over the coming months.

      Of course, this does not mean that people who live and work in the likes of Ampthill or Potton cannot have their say until then! You can, of course, post comments on our Transport page here on this site, or send us an email to myjourney@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk. Or, if you prefer the more traditional way, send us a letter with your comments to:

      Transport Strategy
      Central Bedfordshire Council
      239 Ampthill Road
      Bedford MK42 9BD

      I hope that this helps.

      James

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      • vic brunt says:

        Hallo James

        We have both moved to cycling from access to Biggleswade station. We MUST be more serious about cycling with more and improved safe routes away from heavy traffic. A lot can be done at small cost adapting existing sufficiently wide footpaths to shared pedestrian/cycle ways and adding signing to existing routes.
        Can I see the Central Beds Cycling document?

        Vic Brunt, Biggleswade.

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        • James Gleave says:

          Hi Vic,

          You can see the draft Central Bedfordshire Council Walking and Cycling Strategy on our website by following this link. A word of warning, though. The document is a PDF which is pretty large in size, so it may take a little while to download!

          As for your suggestions on cycling routes, they are very much welcomed. Are there any routes in particular that you think could benefit from your ideas? And are there any areas of Biggleswade where being able to cycle safety is a big issue?

          James

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          • vic brunt says:

            Hallo James

            Whilst the sections of Sustrans Route 12 Back St – Grasmere Roar & Crab Lane are welcomed they must be linked together and extended northwards to Sandy & southwards to Langford to complete the route in Central Beds.
            Roads that contain large stretches of pavements wider enough for shared pedestrian and cycle paths include London Road and Mead End. A survey which I would be willing to assist would disclose many more urban roads where shared routes could help introduce relatively cheap cycle routes at an early date.
            Biggleswade’s needs for more safe routes would justify a public meeting which would identify people like myself who would do all they could to identify and work for an extended cycle network.

            Vic Brunt

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          • James Gleave says:

            Hi Vic,

            Thanks for your comments on the cycle routes in Biggleswade, and thank you for your offer of assistance in a survey and a public meeting. I have passed your comments onto our Walking and Cycling Officer, who i have asked to get back to you. He isn’t in the office at the moment, so it may be a few days before you hear from him.

            If you need anything else in the meantime, then please feel free to contact us.

            James

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