Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Pam Turton, Assistant Director, presented the report of the Director of Regeneration which pointed to the success of the Sustainable Travel Transition Year Programme, and Appendix A of the report which detailed the range of schemes which had delivered the objectives. One of these had been the Pompey Monster Scheme which had encouraged children and their parents to walk to school which had been trialled successfully for 3 schools.
Councillor Bosher and Pam Turton praised the team which had worked hard in the delivery of the programme. Councillor Bosher was pleased by the evidence of travel advice leading to visitors staying longer in the city as well as the engagement with school-children and their parents in the walk-to-school schemes. He also applauded the positive work to encourage safe cycling.
Councillors Stagg and Chowdhury also supported the Cabinet Member in welcoming the successes. Councillor Chowdhury felt these initiatives were important for the well-being of children and should be further promoted. Councillor Stagg wanted action to promote the safety of cyclists by tackling the behaviour of drivers. Councillor Bosher had attended a road safety educational event at the Mountbatten Centre which the police had run, and work was taking place to increase the safety of cyclists.
DECISIONS The Cabinet Member:
(1) acknowledged the evaluation report and the successes delivered through the Sustainable Travel Transition Year 2016/17 programme;
(2) continues to support programmes to encourage behaviour change activities going forward.
Report author: Pam Turton
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Date of decision: 23/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 23/11/2017 - Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation