Improvements to the Whitchurch living environment have moved a step closer say supporters of the 20mph initiative, to be piloted in Whitchurch. Full details of the trial, supported by the Town Council and taken forward by Hampshire County Councillor Tom Thacker is soon to be available.
Drop in for a chat
Supporters are holding a Drop in at the Town Hall on SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER, 9.30-11.30am.
Is your road included?
Information on which areas of the town are presently being considered for inclusion will also be available (although HCC are still working on this).
Anyone who wishes to help in making Whitchurch become a safer more pleasant place to live and work can also contact WHITCHURCH 20mph for further details.
Many towns and villages throughout the UK are realising the changes this small step can make to their environment, as it can encourage more walking, cycling and considerate driving, which benefits everyone.
As well as reducing the risk of injury if a collision does occur it helps traffic flow, and makes journeys easier however they are made.
As Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity says:
- Our kids deserve the chance to be free range, but you can’t blame a parent who doesn’t want to allow their child to play out the front of their house because of speeding traffic on our streets.
Living Streets the charity that represents pedestrians say:
- Reducing traffic speeds on our streets is the single biggest measure that will make them safer, more vibrant and social places.
|Date:||October 12, 2012 at 12:00 am|