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Transport plans get the go-head
Thursday 21st March, 2013

A new innovative blueprint for transport in Wigan Borough has been given the go-head.

The decision, made at today’s (Thursday 21st March) Wigan Council cabinet meeting, will see commuters benefit from a number of initiatives, building on the success of improvements such as the recent opening of the Saddle Relief Road.

The proposals are outlined in the new ‘Transport Strategy: Wigan Borough on the Move’ which sets out the borough’s priorities for the next 15 years, including ways to improve and expand existing public transport links to improve reliability, frequency, cost and variety of destinations to passengers. Healthier and environmentally friendly transport options, including cycling and walking, will also be promoted, with plans to improve the health and safety measures in place. Parking provision will be reviewed with the potential for more spaces being made available in the town centre and the installation of electric car charging points aiding the council’s ‘green’ ambitions.

Councillor David Molyneux cabinet member for regeneration at Wigan Council, referred to the document as the “blueprint for taking the borough’s transport forward,” adding:

“The adoption of these plans will improve the provision and service of transport in the borough – helping residents to move about more freely.

"In addition, research shows a direct correlation between improving the transport network and economic growth - with more people able to get to work and more businesses choosing to invest in an accessible town."

The report and supporting documents can be found here:

democracy.wigan.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=130&MId=1955&Ver=4


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