Durham County Council wants to encourage people to travel on foot and by bike during the coronavirus restrictions and into recovery. The government has made funding available as part of its emergency response to COVID-19, but to apply for these funding opportunities, the Council needs to know where measures are required.
WHAT MIGHT BE DONE?
Temporary emergency measures using barriers, fencing or bollards could be used to:
• create pop-up cycle lanes
• reduce through traffic on certain roads
• reallocate road space to create wider pavements
• introducing 20 mph streets
• adding extra cycle parking
• remove street ‘furniture’ like pedestrian guard rails that are no longer required
These temporary emergency changes could help to provide more space at specific locations such as areas outside shops, transport hubs or routes to medical centres.
By taking part in this consultation, residents will help the Council identify temporary measures needed and shape how government funding is used.
WILL IT BE PERMANENT?
These temporary measures would be implemented for as long as government guidance recommends. However, there is also a possibility that DCC can obtain further funding to support permanent changes to highways. If successful, the results of this consultation will again be used to help shape future highways projects.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR NEWTON AYCLIFFE?
So far, only four comments have been received for Newton Aycliffe
You can respond online on bit.ly/CBSSICD or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let’s not miss this opportunity.
Cllr John D Clare