Town's Plan to Ease Transport Problems

IDEAS to solve a town s transport problems have been unveiled. The results of workshops held in February to tackle transport issues in Hitchin has identified the top ten problems in the town and their possible solutions. Congestion, rat-running, lorries

IDEAS to solve a town's transport problems have been unveiled.

The results of workshops held in February to tackle transport issues in Hitchin has identified the top ten problems in the town and their possible solutions.

Congestion, rat-running, lorries on residential streets, poor car parking, lack of cycle routes, pedestrian safety and poor bus and train services were all cited as problems in the town by the transport groups consulted.

Possible solutions to the problems include a bus hub, a relief road to the industrial area, a by-pass, stopping commuters parking in residential streets, increased pedestrianisation, cycle routes and the removal of the one-way system.


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The consultation at Hitchin Town Hall was held as part of the ongoing development of a Hitchin Urban Transport Plan.

The full report is available at www.hertsdirect.org/hitchinutp

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Overall top ten problems:

1. Congestion - made worse by future housing developments

2. Bus service - unreliable and infrequent

3. Parking - expensive and inadequate

4. Rail - poor station access by public transport and for disabled

5. Cycling - lack of cycleways and storage

6. Through traffic - particularly east-west

7. HGVs - particularly in residential areas

8. Rail and bus links - poor

9. Access to employment area - poor

10. Pedestrianisation - lack of crossings, signage, poorly maintained paths

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