What was the Future of Transport consultation?
The Future of Transport consultation launched in late 2021 as an exercise in collecting data and comments on traffic in Bradford on Avon.
The results of the Future of Transport consultation have been compiled by Bristol based company, Copper Consultancy. The raw data (with all personal information removed) can be found HERE. When analysing this data please take extreme caution.
What were the results of the consultation?
Over 2,700 people responded to the consultation and identified three key priorities; pedestrian and cyclist safety, air quality and traffic volume.
On Tuesday, 29 March the Sustainable Transport Committee met to discuss the results of the Future of Transport consultation and agreed to send the Copper Consultancy report to the highways department at Wiltshire Council.
You can view the Sustainable Transport Committee meeting in full on the Bradford on Avon Town Council YouTube channel.
What is happening right now?
The report was sent to Wiltshire Council, alongside a covering letter, asking Wiltshire Council to use the data to inform any future traffic scheme.
On Thursday, 28 April, Bradford on Avon Town Council received a letter from Wiltshire Council saying the Town Council’s priorities had been considered and asking for clarification of the type of scheme the Town Council would support.
At the Annual Town Council meeting on Tuesday, 3 May, councillors unanimously agreed that the approach outlined did reflect the Town Council’s wishes as an appropriate response to views of residents expressed in the survey.
Councillors added that they were keen to see mitigations in those areas likely to see an increased volume of traffic from a scheme involving one-way traffic embedded in any scheme from the beginning.
Bradford on Avon Town Council organised a meeting with Michelle Donelan MP and Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, the Wiltshire Council cabinet member for Highways, to discuss the progress on developing a new traffic solution for Bradford on Avon.
The meeting was held on Friday, 25 November at the Town Council office.