31 Oct 2013

Green Ring consultation- help us get it right first time

Original Green Ring route
The St Albans Green Ring is a five and a half mile walking and cycling route around St Albans, touching Townsend in the north, Fleetville in the east, Sopwell in the south and Verulam Estate to the west.  It's aimed at both leisure and everyday cycling and links links green spaces, shops, schools, railway stations and some of the city's heritage sites. Most importantly it's a continuous route, the first we'll have.
Initial design has been done by Sustrans, the project uses a £1.1 million grant from the Department of Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund and additional funding from St Albans District Council and Hertfordshire County Council.
St Albans District Council is running a consultation exercise - this gives us the opportunity to look in detail at the plans and suggest any changes. This is our chance to try and make sure the work is designed properly the first time. STACC will co-ordinate a response and you can also give your own personal response.
The first phase of the consultation will cover a section near Morrisons, a section through Bernards Heath and a section linking Everlasting Lane to the City Hospital. Herts County Council will run cinsultations on highways aspects.
The consultation documents are here.
Sustrans' feasibility study is here- this is useful to look at to compare what is being proposed with what Sustrans suggested.
The council press release is here.
It would really help STACC if you let us know your opinions so that we can build them into our response. You can do this via email or as comments on this post and we will shortly be launching a new tool to make this a lot easier- watch out for a post on it next week.


Adam said...

Changes at Morrisons as planned much needed and long overdue. This is a dangerous pinch point/

STACC Tom said...

The Green Ring will be discussed at the STACC Winter Public Meeting on
12 Dec 2013.
Details of which can be seen on the STACC Events Calendar.
Anyone will have an opportunity to air their own views there as well as here (by adding comment).

The STACC Events calendar can be viewed by clicking the link at the top of any page of this blog.

rona471 said...

CONSULTATION EXTENDED AND EXHIBITION TO BE HELD: Residents and interest groups are invited to come along to an exhibition and consultation event on the proposed St Albans Green Ring cycling and walking route. The exhibition will inform the current consultation
The exhibition will be held at the District Council’s offices in St Albans on
Monday 16 December (noon - 5pm) and on
Wednesday 18 December (4pm - 7pm).
This consultation period has been extended until Friday 20 December 2013 to include the exhibition dates.
Officers from St Albans City and District Council and Hertfordshire County Council will be on hand to answer questions from members of the public.