Policy Statement: Roads & Transport

You said:

Sort out our road and parking problems. We need more and better bus services.

Our roads are in a mess and they should be repaired quickly when needed and maintained to a high standard. Our trains and buses are unreliable, too infrequent and don’t serve our rural areas properly, leaving lots of residents without access to any public transport.

We will insist that Essex Highways maintains our roads to a high standard and deals with existing traffic problems, rather than ignore them. We need innovative ways of moderating access by heavy goods vehicle to towns during peak hours and introducing 20mph zones will make towns safer for all.

We will encourage initiatives such as safe cycling, safe walking routes and school ‘walking buses’ to minimise car usage; and improve car parking management. We will work with transport companies to develop a strategic plan for the transport infrastructure of Uttlesford to significantly improve the reliability, accessibility and frequency of local rail and bus services.