York Civic Trust has launched a major City wide transport consultation to find out what residents think are the key issues in York and how to tackle them.
Partnering with the York Environment Forum and York Bus Forum, The Trust has launched a survey that will start on the 2nd September and run until 30th September.
York residents can take part in the survey by visiting: https://surveys.qaresearch.co.uk/YorkTransportResidents.asp
Information will be available from 1st September in all 17 of York’s libraries, including a large display inside the main Explore York Library in Library Square.
Commuters into York can take part in a specific survey which can be found at: https://surveys.qaresearch.co.uk/YorkTransportCommuters.asp
The surveys ask residents and those commuting into York to work to outline what they feel are current issues with transport in the City, how and why they move around the City and how they would like to see transport changed in the future.
The response to the survey will feed into the Council’s new Local Transport Plan, work on which is expected to be started next year.
As an extra incentive, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw, with a chance to win one of three £100 prizes, to be made at random at the end of the survey period.
A Citizens’ Transport Forum, drawn from those who complete the survey, will be established to discuss and review the implications of the responses, and to work with the Council as it develops its Plan.
York-based Qa Research has been appointed to lead on the consultation exercise.
Professor Tony May, Chair of the Trust’s dedicated Transport Advisory Group, commented: “We would like to see as many people as possible take part in the survey so we can get a wide range of feedback on transport issues facing everyone who lives and works in the City.
“Transport is one of the key challenges, and opportunities, for York in the future and we hope this exercise helps to inform this debate in the coming months and years.”
This consultation is funded by York Civic Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, York Environment Forum, York Bus Forum and York BID.
Andy D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport said “ This independent study will provide an objective perspective for the council when it comes to refresh the local transport plan. The current plan was written before the stadium development at Monks Cross and before the present version of the Local Plan was finalised so is very much in need of review. Sustainable transport has always been important to York’s success as a historic city and this is an opportunity to build on our transport successes over the past 30 years – from footstreets and park and rides to innovations we have yet to try.”