Anita Sancha of Lower Breinton, Hereford, says better ways to use transport funding (From Hereford Times)
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Anita Sancha of Lower Breinton, Hereford, says better ways to use transport funding
3:00pm Sunday 20th May 2012 in Letters
THE Party on the Path event, part of the Choose How You Move campaign, paid for printed blue tshirts, movies, bus info, clipboards and information on how to ride safely on the city's roads.
I wonder what these events cost?
And how the £11.8 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund will be spent. Please let us all know.
Dear council, please just for a moment imagine a very small child wobbling on his bike along our busy roads, which I was horrified to see last month.
Then take the £3m designated to tart up Broad Street, and the rest of the £8m, which is only kind of allocated to sustainable transport (which I still doubt), and put in real practical infrastructures of cycleways and paths and buses.
Imagine this child, his mum and dad cycling along an integrated safe cycle route, his brother and sister walking along leafy lanes, his gran and grandad in buses, and give us all some sustainable transport.
A document on the Herefordshire Council website says this fund is for “Cutting Carbon: Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen”.
The purpose of the fund is to enable local authorities to deliver transport solutions, but further in this document (section five) it states that this money is allocated to “the refurbishment of Broad Street, in line with our strategy, (which) will extend the high quality shared space improvements identified above and will create powerful linkages to Hereford Cathedral”.
What are you doing? How can £3m be spent on Broad Street?
I live one mile from Hereford and still only have one bus a week.
£11.8m could go a long way if it were not wasted and was wisely, ethically spent to make, as your document says, sustainable local transport happen.
ANITA SANCHA, Lower Breinton, Hereford.