Local transport plan to improve roads unveiled

a 15-year plan to manage roads, pavements and public transport in Belper and Derbyshire has been drawn up.

Derbyshire County Council asked people in the area for their views about what they thought was most important and used them to help put together Derbyshire Local Transport Plan 2011-2026.

The aims of the plan include making it easier for people to get to work and providing good transport links for business, encouraging people to travel in ways other than by car, reducing crashes, encouraging healthier travel habits, reducing the fear of crime on public transport, providing well-maintained roads and rights of way, identifying rights of way in most need of repair, reducing traffic jams and congestion and improving facilities for cyclists.

Cllr Simon Spencer, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “With the big squeeze on public spending, forward planning is essential. We’ll be looking for ways to make our money go even further and make the best use of what we’ve got which means keeping roads well-maintained.”

View the plan at www.derbyshire.gov.uk.