Please see information below from Essex County Council:
What’s the problem?
Chelmsford is growing and developing into a place where people want to live, work, shop, and spend time. With this growth, there is an increase in demand for travel on our already busy road network.
At the moment, the road network has only 4% space left at peak times.
If we don’t do something to reduce the pressure on the existing road network, the problem is going to get worse
- More frequent traffic jams
- A negative effect on the city’s economy
- A negative effect on air quality
There is not the available space in the city centre to increase capacity on the existing roads, or build new roads. This would also not solve the issue as it would further encourage extra car journeys and quickly use up the new space.
What’s the solution?
We need a strategic approach to help solve the issues that are currently in existence on Chelmsford’s transport network. Looking to the future, we need to progress in a way that ensures that what we have in Chelmsford can be used and enjoyed for generations to come.
Investing in sustainable transport methods is therefore a key part of the solution.
We also need to challenge the way people think about travelling to, from and within Chelmsford.
We need to make alternatives to the car attractive enough to persuade people to alter their habits.
We want to know what you think, which is why we are going to consult on the proposals. The consultation period will be launched on 17th July and will run for six weeks, closing on 28th August at 23:59. During the consultation period, we will be holding a series of information events which anyone can attend to find out more about the proposals.
Please click the link below to view the proposals, give your views and see dates of the public information sessions.