Monday, 3 December 2012

Supporting Cycling to school in Whitchurch


Hampshire County Council has a policy of investing in walking and cycling infrastructure in urban areas.

I was recently asked by a resident:

Would you support a separate cycle path for kids who want to ride into Testbourne school?

This was my reply:

I fully support Hampshire County Council's  20 year Transport Plan, http://www3.hants.gov.uk/local-transport-plan.htm, which includes the following policy objective statement:
"Policy Objective 12: Invest in sustainable transport measures, including walking and cycling infrastructure, principally in urban areas, to provide a healthy alternative to the car for local short journeys to work, local services or schools; and work with health authorities to ensure that transport policy supports local ambitions for health and well-being."
 
Tom Thacker
Hampshire County Councillor, Whitchurch and Clere Division
E-mail:  tom.thacker@hants.gov.uk