Transport User Voice – September 2021 – National Highways route strategies
27 August 2021
New tool to gather road users’ views
National Highways (formerly Highways England) this week launched a new online tool for road users to give their views on where investment is needed the most.
It is producing a new set of ‘route strategies’ to shape the future of the motorways and major ‘A’ roads that it manages as it sets the next set of investment priorities, covering 2025 – 2030. These will focus on the investment needed to make improvements for road users in the context of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
National Highways has identified 17 ‘routes’, essentially sub-sections of its network, and is seeking user and stakeholder input to draw up proposals for each of them. More information can be found in National Highways’ Vision for route strategies – planning for the future of our roads.
The website is open to receive comments from now until 30 November. National Highways wants to hear from road users, communities, organisations, environmental groups and others about experiences on its roads and what’s needed in the future. Comments can be made about a specific location on a motorway or major ‘A’ road, on a longer route, or about its network as a whole.
Transport Focus welcomes this initiative from National Highways. It is a valuable opportunity to put user needs first in shaping the future of the roads.
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