The consultation on walking, cycling, bus and public space improvements in Hereford is running until 11 March 2019

Improving the way we travel in and around Hereford is important to reduce journey times, cut pollution, create a safer environment for all road users and make the city a better place to live, work, study and visit.

A consultation is currently underway asking people for their views on a series of proposed walking and cycling route improvements, including new cycle lanes, changes to junctions and crossings and new footways. It also aims to learn more about what would encourage people to walk, cycle or take a bus more often for short distance journeys.

During a public consultation in February and March 2018 on the Hereford Transport Package, which includes the Hereford bypass, 87% of people who responded said they approved of the walking, cycling, bus and public space improvements proposed. Since then, work has been taking place to develop these further.

We are now encouraging people to find out more about the proposals and to complete the consultation questionnaire at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/HTP.

The consultation is also on public view at Hereford Library until Saturday 9 March 2019 during library opening hours, with staff available to answer questions on Saturday 2 March, 10am-2pm.

Councillor Philip Price, Cabinet member infrastructure said:

“Creating an environment in Hereford where people want to live and work, where businesses can grow and communities can thrive, continues to be our overarching aim for our city.

“Consultation feedback in early 2018 highlighted public support for measures that encourage and support more people to walk or cycle in the city. We are now asking those who visit, live, study and work in Hereford to once again get involved and help us develop options for alternatives to the car for travelling in the city. It is important that people complete the consultation questionnaire so we can collect feedback about the improvements people want to see.”

The Hereford Transport Package consultation on walking, cycling, bus and public space improvements is running until 11 March 2019.

Work is currently underway to develop detailed proposals for the Hereford bypass. More information will be available later in 2019, when there will be a statutory public consultation.

Published: Tuesday, 26th February 2019