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Views sought on travel in and around the March area

Residents in and around March are being asked to share their views on travel in the area as part of the first phase of a transport study.

Residents in and around March are being asked to share their views on travel in the area as part of the first phase of a transport study.

The March Area Transport Study, funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, is being carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council, to identify potential traffic improvements and scheme developments for the town.

From Monday 15 July until Sunday 11 August a webpage link will be live from www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/march-transport-study where people can leave their views. Local residents can also access the webpage from the public computers at March Library and Fenland District Council Offices at Fenland Hall where staff will be on hand to help. Local residents and stakeholders are invited to have their say at this early stage to help inform the study.

Chair of the Member Steering Group for the study, Councillor Janet French said “We’d like to encourage people to share their thoughts with us to inform this much needed work. As yet nothing is decided and at this stage we’re looking at a wide range of potential improvements which could include walking, cycling, bus, rail and road projects. We’ll then be developing a set of recommendations for potential schemes that will inform a further consultation towards the end of the year.”

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer said: “The Combined Authority is committed to investing in our market towns, including through our ongoing programme of Masterplans, to ensure they have a thriving, sustainable future. Better transport links are key to this, including in March, so I’m looking forward to learning the views of local people and seeing the opportunities for improvements that will be identified.”

The study is due to be complete this winter at which point the outcome of the consultation and proposed package of schemes will be reported back to the Combined Authority to agree the next steps. The findings will also be used to inform the developing March Masterplan for Growth.


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