Sustainable transport blueprint launched in Canterbury
by Jamie Bullen
A blueprint designed to tackle congestion in Canterbury was
launched yesterday outside the Westgate Towers.
The published document entitled 'A Sustainable Transport
Blueprint for Canterbury' was written by transport expert Dr Lynn
Measures put forward to tackle congestion in the city include
more regular bus services, cycle paths, car sharing and 20 mph
Supporters are calling for the city council and business leaders
to put the strategy at the heart of future plans.
Yesterday, at the Westgate Towers supporters formed a human
heart by the towers as a message for people to love their city on
Among them were Canterbury Lord Mayor Robert Waters and
transport executive holder Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones.
Russell Page, from the Canterbury Alliance for Sustainable
Travel, said: "This blueprint will provide safe, reliable,
alternatives so that people can get around the city without using
"At the moment a lot of people won't get their bikes out because
there is too much traffic, it goes too fast and they feel
"With simple measures like designated cycle lanes, lower speed
limits on residential some of those people might be encouraged to
get their bikes out."
The blueprint is available to read online at
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