West Dunbartonshire launches public consultations on sustainable travel plans

Residents are being given the opportunity to shape and influence West Dunbartonshire’s transport future to ensure better value, fairer and greener modes of travel.

A consultation launched this week is asking for views on the ways people get around the area is being launched as part of the Council’s Active and Sustainable Travel Strategy and Action Plan.

The strategy and plan will inform the support for development of new approaches to active and sustainable travel which ensure people can access goods and services more easily and more locally, with active travel being more popular and zero emission vehicles becoming the norm.

The Council has a key role in enabling and supporting local residents, businesses and organisations to make this happen, and the plan is a key element of the recently launched Climate Change strategy.

Councillor Iain McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development said: “Residents views will influence the steps the Council will take action on to encourage active travel through walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport, and to help set up sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport for both the public and for the Council.

“It’s really important that we get the views of the people who live and work in our area, so I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes to share their thoughts in this consultation.”

Councillor Diane Docherty, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development added: “As part of our climate change strategy we committed to looking at active and sustainable travel and this will be a key element of our ambitious plan to be net zero by 2045.

“We hope this consultation will give us insight into what modes of transport are most widely used and how we can make it easier for our residents to switch to greener alternatives.”

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