Decision - Car Free Day and Access Grant funded Projects

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Car Free Day and Access Grant funded Projects

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To consider options for participating in European Mobility Week and Car Free Day in September 2020, including a list of options for road closures and detail of the effects on traffic;  a detailed analysis of the costs and budget required for associated road closures; and detail about community events that could be organised within closed roads

Decision:

That the committee: -

 

1)           Progress the development of possible school road closures and events for European Mobility Week and Car Free Day 2020 in association with the extension (Year 4) of the council’s Access Fund Project in 2020/21 and a School Streets taster day, subject to confirmation from the Government of the funding for that project, and subject to agreement of the proposed school selection criteria (Appendix 1);

 

2)           Note the feasibility assessment (Appendix 2) and indicative costs (Appendix 3) associated with various options for potential non-school Car Free Day road closures and to request that officers undertake further consultation with Ward members and other key stakeholders on the option(s) (named in Appendix 2 & 3) preferred by members subject to an additional budget being identified;

 

3)           Request that officers liaise with Ward councillors, residents and other stakeholders regarding a non-school road closure on the A259 from Middle St to Pool Valley and The Lanes: (Boyce's St; Middle St; Duke St; Ship Street; Prince Albert St; Bartholomews; East Street) to occur in 2020 for Car Free Day as part of Year 4 of the Access Projects;

 

4)           Welcome requests for community events or activities in local streets that will contribute to the council’s participation in European Mobility Week and Car Free Day 2020.

Report author: Andrew Renaut

Publication date: 22/01/2020

Date of decision: 21/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 21/01/2020 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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