Extra time for people to take part in walking and cycling strategy consultation

Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

People who live and work in the borough are being given more time to take part in a consultation that will help shape the town hall’s latest set of travel policies.

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The council is drawing up a new Walking and Cycling Strategy with the aim of encouraging more people to take up active travel options.

The original closing date for responses to be received has now been pushed back a week to give people more time to take part.

The original closing date was September 3 - but this has been changed to September 10. This will allow people away on holiday more time to respond as well as coinciding with the start of the new school year.

The answers given to a series of questions will enhance the data already collected by the council, Transport for London and the Department for Transport about how people travel on an everyday basis – and provide better insight and understanding into how and why people walk, cycle, use public transport or drive private cars.

The aim is to get feedback from as many people as possible, even if they are not regular walkers or cyclists. The responses will help the council to prioritise different types of programmes and initiatives that support the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy (WESS), including improving local air quality and encouraging more walking and cycling.

To take part in the survey, please visit the council’s website. The consultation will remain open until September 10.

Anyone with queries about the survey, or who would prefer to fill in a paper copy of the questionnaire can email transportation@wandsworth.gov.uk citing 'The Big Walking and Cycling Survey' in the subject line, or they can call (020) 8871 8337.