25th Feb, 2020

Last call for Solihull residents to have their say on future of borough's transport

Solihull Editorial 10th Sep, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL COUNCIL is issuing a final call for residents to have their say on the future of transport in the borough.

Following a series of roadshows throughout August, Silhillans are being encouraged to fill out an online poll before September 30 to help develop the borough’s transport strategy for the next 20 years.

The survey, which is part of the Solihull Connected project, aims to address a range of issues including the current challenges facing Solihull as well as asking participants to put forward their suggestions in ensure the borough remains ‘Connected’ for future generations.

And with anticipated changes including HS2, the Council are saying it is ‘crucial’ to ensure the borough has a clear vision to help development.

Once all the data has been gathered, a final strategy will be published that will lay out a clear set of investment priorities over the short, medium and long term.

Arguing it is ‘vitally important’ for residents to take an active role in planning for a ‘sustainable transport system’, Coun Ted Richards OBE, Cabinet Member for Transport & Highways, said: “We have to look at our existing and potential transport links and consider the long-term behaviour changes we need to allow the creation of new jobs and houses whilst keeping Solihull an attractive place to live and work.

“Solihull Connected is an opportunity for residents to take an active role in shaping their surroundings

“We want to hear your thoughts and opinions.”

The survey and more information can be found online at www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullconnected.

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