Letchworth to be an exemplar of low carbon travel
A start could be made on improving cycling facilities, as this was a very popular topic. However we should not lose sight of the fact that cycling may not be suitable for all age-groups of the population, and for some of the purposes for which people travel into and around the town. The situation is further complicated by the fact that responsibilities for transport are held by a number of authorities, that result in a less than fully integrated transport policy. So perhaps the first step the Forum could initiate would be a proper study of the transport needs and alternatives, funded by those with interests and responsibilities for transport. Part of this study would be to evaluate the ideas offered by attendees at the launch.
• Provide grants so employers can provide showers, safe & secure storage of bikes
• Community electric car – for use as needed by individuals – car club
• Car hire scheme like one in London when you have for a half hour or hour & leave at your destination for next person to use
• More cycle racks at station
• Letchworth to be an exemplar of low carbon travel.
• This town (unlike the “New Towns”) was not designed for mass usage of private motor vehicles.
• The Garden City model promotes locally based employment, retail, social activities etc.