Would you use a train line between March and Wisbech? Do you have problems at Freedom Bridge junction? Should there be another way to cross the river in Wisbech?

Cambridgeshire County Council is asking local residents in the Wisbech area their views on transport proposals for the area, as plans go on show to the public this Tuesday, June 17.

Consultations are currently taking place on major transport proposals for the County but also for more local schemes in Wisbech. The proposals show what improvements may be needed to Cambridgeshire's transport system over the next few decades. They are to support planned housing growth while allowing the local economy to continue to grow and prosper.

The plans aim to improve accessibility, reduce congestion and improve health by giving people more transport choice.

Have your say at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/market-town or come and see us:

Tuesday 17 June 3-7pm Tesco, Sandown Road, Wisbech, PE14 0SL
Friday 20 June 10am-2pm Wisbech Market

Some of the highlights of the Long Term Transport Strategy (LTTS) include proposals for; a more comprehensive network of cycling and walking links to and from key destinations; A47 capacity improvements as well as exploring the potential for reinstating a rail service between March to Wisbech.

Also on show will be more detailed draft market town strategy for Wisbech, which includes a raft of improvements for walking, cycling, buses and motor traffic. The proposals include:
"¢ A technical study of options for a new link road or river crossing in the town
"¢ Improvements to traffic management/signals on Cromwell Road, Churchill Road and Lynn Road
"¢ Investigating options to improve Horsefair Bus Station
"¢ Walking and cycling improvements around the town

Dearbhla Lawson, Head of Transport and Infrastructure Policy and Funding said: "The economy of Cambridgeshire is vital to the national economy. Therefore, an effective, sustainable transport network is vital for the prosperity of Cambridgeshire and the UK. The Long Term Transport Strategy for the County, as part of the Local Transport Plan, sets out the key transport requirements needed to enhance accessibility, facilitate growth and the County's continued economic prosperity. As well as improvements to rail, bus, walking and cycling, a key ambition is to improve accessibility on the strategic network, including the A47.

"We have also drafted a strategy for Wisbech to tackle the problems you may have getting around and to support growth plans for the town. The historic market town is unique in Cambridgeshire and our plans fit with the Wisbech 2020 to improve transport. With the county's only inland port, heavy reliance on agriculture and Fenland setting, the town needs a transport strategy that tackles its distinct issues. We also need to plan for growth as there are around 11,000 new homes expected to be built in Fenland by 2031/6. Please have a look and tell us your views at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/market-town

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