8th Dec, 2016

Solihull Council named among highest performing highway authorities

Solihull Editorial 11th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL Council is one of the highest performing highway authorities in the country – according to the National Highways and Transport Network’s Public Satisfaction Survey for 2015.

For overall satisfaction Solihull is ranked tenth nationally and fourth of all the metropolitan boroughs.

‘Road Safety Locally’ in Solihull is ranked as the best in the UK, whilst the cleanliness of the streets is considered to be second best in the country.

The cost of taxi and minicab fares is also rated the best in the UK, as are the road signs in the borough, while maintenance of highways is ranked fourth in the country and first within the West Midlands.

When compared with other metropolitan boroughs, Solihull scored consistently well and ranks first in 21 of the different indicators.

This includes ‘Pavements & Footpaths’, ‘Highway Maintenance’ and the cost of buses, taxis and minicabs.

The survey of over 370,000 people in 102 highway authorities across the country is carried out annually and considers 26 Key Benchmark Indicators (KBIs) and over 130 Benchmark Indicators (BIs).

Coun Ted Richards, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said “These are terrific results for the borough and show the great work that is being done. Such excellent standards of road safety and of the cleanliness of the streets are a testament to the people of Solihull.

“Likewise the survey shows that our taxi drivers are delivering value for money and providing a great service to the residents.

“Whilst the report has highlighted many successes we will continue to pursue excellence in all areas.”

The results of the survey and further information can be found on the National Highways and Transport Network’s website: http://www.nhtnetwork.org/nht-public-satisfaction-survey/home/