Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “I’m pleased to see that around 1,000 people have gone online to complete the survey so far. With just a few days to go, if you were thinking about telling us your views but haven’t got round to it, please take this opportunity to make your voice heard.”
The responses from the consultation will be analysed and, along with feedback from transport operators, business representatives, parish councils and community groups, will help shape a new Winchester Movement Strategy. This strategy will focus on what is really important to residents, commuters and visitors when it comes to travel, in and around the city.
The consultation runs until Friday 8 December. The councils wish to hear people’s views on questions such as:
• how to achieve the right balance between different types of traffic
• how best to support growth and economic vibrancy
• improving air quality
• and any other issues which are important to residents
Councillor Jan Warwick, Winchester City Council’s portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said: “This is an important opportunity to shape the future of transport in Winchester. We are very keen to hear from visitors and commuters from around our District as well as those who reside in the city.”
The results will form part of the new Winchester Movement Strategy for the next 20 to 30 years, and help the County Council to bid for national funding and prioritise where money is spent.