Evesham Transport Strategy picks up pace

Evesham Traffic Strategy Published Tuesday, 8th August 2017

Development of a Transport Strategy for Evesham is taking its next significant step forwards with a traffic model of the town nearing completion.

The area's Transport Strategy, which will look at all types of transport in and around the town, is being pulled together by Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Wychavon District Council.

To lay the foundations for the Strategy, the County Council carried out extensive traffic surveys in and around Evesham in June 2016. The information gathered by these surveys is helping to ensure that the Strategy's traffic model truly reflects how the town's roads are used. A traffic model is a computer-based simulation of a road network that can be used to test how any proposed changes to that network might affect traffic flows.

Once Evesham's traffic model is complete it will be used to test a number of different scenarios or options, each intended to improve Evesham's transport situation both in the near future and in view of the town's forecast growth.

Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, Councillor Ken Pollock, said: "We recognise that there is strong local interest in this process and we will therefore endeavour to move forward with this work as quickly as possible.

"It's a lengthy and exacting process, but all results and decisions will be shared with the public as soon as they become available."

The Transport Strategy will be managed by a steering group, made up of local County Councillors for Evesham, representatives of Wychavon District Council and supported by local interest groups, with all evidence, results and decisions made available on Worcestershire County Council's website in due course. 

Copies of any reports and information generated will also be made available for public view in Evesham Library.