The aim of the Transcoco transport group is to work towards increasing sustainable transport options. This means maximising walking and cycling, utilising better public transport and minimising motorised forms of transport.
It’s clear that Corsham is expanding and the number of journeys both through and into town is increasing. However the road infrastructure remains either the same or is even reduced with the increasing number of parked cars on approaching roads. Corsham needs a thriving Town centre and High Street that must remain viable together with a new businesses, so the ability to allow quick and easy transport access across town is vital. The layout of Corsham originates well before the advent of the car as a means of mass transport so it doesn’t fit. Anyone who has experienced the chaotic scenes outside St Patricks school on the Lacock Road or most other schools in Corsham in the morning and afternoon will know that cars are not fit for purpose. The following TED talk provides some inspirational ideas on street design that would allow more sustainable transport revolution in Corsham to take place.
20 Is Plenty
One of the most consistent comments regarding cycling in Corsham is that its too dangerous. We have heard ‘..I wouldn’t cycle down Pound Pill..’ and similar too many times. It is true that Corsham is a busy place during rush hour and the routes into Corsham contain quickly moving traffic all of which can create a perception of danger and ultimately fear. One of the ways that could help overcome this is a 20mph limit on approaches into Corsham and through the main arterial routes. The first step is to canvas public opinion and understand what the objections might be. This work is continuing
Already nearly 13m people live in local authorities which are adopting or have adopted 20 is plenty. Most importantly, through democratic debate those communities have decided that “20’s Plenty Where People Live”. And it is those same communities who have then changed their behaviour to drive slower in residential streets and where people walk and cycle. read more at http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/