What’s the problem?
Chelmsford is growing and developing into a place where people want to live, work, shop, and spend time. With this growth, there is an increase in demand for travel on our already busy road network.
At the moment, the road network has only 4% space left at peak times.
If we don’t do something to reduce the pressure on the existing road network, the problem is going to get worse
- More frequent traffic jams
- A negative effect on the city’s economy
- A negative effect on air quality
There is not the available space in the city centre to increase capacity on the existing roads, or build new roads. This would also not solve the issue as it would further encourage extra car journeys and quickly use up the new space.