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Crawley Council to debate planned loss of right turn from Three Bridges Station

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An epetition that was setup to protest against the planned loss of a right hand turn out of Three Bridges Station has passed the 1000 mark required for a debate to be raised within Crawley Council.

As of today, 14th Jan, there had been 1065 signatures meaning that the issue must now be debated within Full Council

The next Full Council is on the 26th February which is most likely to be where the issue will be debated.

Commuters have been arguing that the propsals currently laid out would add un-necessary time, money and add to polution as drivers would have to take a diversion in the opposite direction.

Some residents have also argued that some information set out in the plans is incorrect stating the times given for rush hour are not accurate.

You can read the proposal document here.

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Crawley Council want your views on helping tackle traffic and transport issues

Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet approved plans for a public consultation on New Directions for Crawley, the draft Crawley Transport Strategy, on Wednesday 15 January.

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Crawley Borough Council is committed to enabling healthier and more sustainable transport options, working with West Sussex County Council and other partners to help to tackle traffic congestion and make our streets safer and more attractive.

Crawley Borough Council is developing a strategy to improve how we travel around the town and the choice of transport options for residents and visitors.

You can share your views on New Directions for Crawley, the new draft transport and access strategy.

The strategy proposes a vision of a walkable town along with improved sustainable public transport, car clubs and safecycling, using a mix of innovative and integrated transportfacilities to serve everyone’s needs.

It has been drafted as part of the local response to the climate emergency, which Crawley Borough Council declared at its Full Council meeting in July 2019.  

The council is asking residents to share their thoughts and ideas on the draft document, with the goal of ensuring proposals meet the needs of residents and visitors.

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said:

“It is really important for the council to hear your views on this draft strategy. “Transport is now recognised as the biggest single contributor to carbon emissions, which in turn causes climate heating.  It can also cause poor air quality and biodiversity loss. 

“We are all aware of the urgency for action on the climate crisis. This is a chance for residents to find what’s possible and to give us their thoughts on ways to improve access for everyone, to reduce congestion and pollution and improve health in our town.”

Residents can provide feedback to the draft Transport Strategy from 20 January to 9am on 17 February 2020 online at www.crawley.gov.uk/consultations or directly by email to NewDirections@crawley.gov.uk

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