Essex County Council (ECC) recently asked recently for residents’ thoughts on a series of active travel proposals for Brentwood, Braintree, Colchester, Chelmsford and Wickford. The proposals focused on making it safer, greener and healthier to walk and cycle as well as reduce congestion and air pollution across the county.
Consultation responses from around the county are still being analysed, but ECC is now able to publish the draft results on the proposals for Chelmsford. These were shared today (28th July) with the Chelmsford Active Travel Steering Group and Members of Chelmsford City Council.
A number of the broader active travel objectives were positively received, but early indications from the 1,152 responses submitted (including emails and letters) show that the Moulsham ‘quartering’ proposals do not have widespread support.
ECC staff and Essex Highways engineers will now work closely with interested parties on developing revised recommendations to improve walking and cycling. The Steering Group will also be considering what further engagement with residents could take place before the statutory consultation (TRO) is launched in the autumn.