Now that the High Street pavement works are due to have finished, what about the rest of the LTN?
We continue to speak to people on the doorsteps and to push for action on the other parts of the LTN – we asked questions at a recent Transport & Environment Committee to establish what the process for this ETRO will be, as it is a new process.
We also pushed for full publication of traffic data – which was published in September – and for the publishing of traffic and pedestrian data for November.
As a result, there is much greater engagement between the Council and the community – at our request, the Council Leader and Transport Convener met with local groups last week; Council officers are now engaging with community groups directly, and a new ‘community engagement group’ is being set up to feed into the process as well.
One of the reasons for this is that the next stage of the process will be the Regulatory Committee, where Officers present the case for the ETRO to continue. The combination of traffic data, consultation results, feelings in the community and pedestrian data should give an objective case for the report on the ETRO project.
As always, we’ll keep you posted.