A plan laying out how West Sussex County Council plans to manage and invest in its transport services, has been drafted for consultation.
The West Sussex Transport Plan covers the period from 2022 until 2036.
It follows a survey conducted last Autumn asking residents what their main concerns and priorities were.
Respondents expressed a range of concerns such as impacts on the environment, congestion, road safety, rat-running, lack of cycling infrastructure, rural accessibility and the impacts of planned development.
This information has been used to develop the draft West Sussex Transport Plan, which will set out how the County Council intends to address challenges including:
- transport emissions and climate change
- a growing and ageing population
- rural isolation
- public health and wellbeing
- road safety
Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:
"This is such an important subject because transport is part of almost every aspect of our lives, including how we work, socialise, access education and health services.
"We must plan for our future needs, promote healthy and sustainable transport choices, help protect and enhance our beautiful county, and address the urgent need to reduce transport emissions."
The Draft Plan has been published for consultation from 16 July 2021 to 8 October 2021; it is available to view at www.westsussex.gov.uk/wstpconsultation along with background information about the plan.
The County Council is also hosting two webinars to introduce the Draft Plan and officers will be available to respond to questions.
These will be on 22 July, 10am to 11.30am, and on 8 September, 2pm to 3.30pm, via Microsoft Teams.
If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please email [email protected]
Anyone without internet access, or wanting more information about the consultation, can phone 01243 642105, leaving your name, telephone number/ email address and interest (for example, whether you are a resident, business owner, transport operator and so on) or email [email protected]
Adoption of the new plan is expected in early 2022.