Consultative Draft Local Transport Strategy
It would probably be fair to say that facilities for cycling could be better, indeed in a recent survey on cycle spending Aberdeen came 26th out of the 27 local authorities in Scotland. Whilst ACF continues to work away, opportunities where we can all make a difference do not come on every day.
Aberdeen City Council has recently issued a “Consultative Draft Local Transport Strategy”, for those who do not know what a consultative draft is (we only just learned!) basically it’s published – everyone can have a say, the results are used to write a draft strategy, everyone gets to consult on it and eventually a new strategy is developed, this typicaly has a life of approximately 5 years. The strategy is used to “guide” developments.
It is key that the voice of cyclists are heard when feedback to the consultative draft is considered. ACF will be making a formal submission but the more people that respond to the consultation the better. Fortunately you can respond online, ACF needs you below are links to the entire strategy (230pages!) and a much shorter summary (7 pages) and the online questionare. Please take a moment to complete the questionare (reading the 230 page version is optional!). The closing date is 2nd July 2007.
- Short Summary (PDF 414Kb) – Read Online
- Main Community Planning Website (all the Documents)
- ACC Announcement on Consultative Draft
Opportunities like this come along only every few years so have your say – fill in the Questionare