New walking and cycling schemes to go ahead in five locations across the county.
Exciting new measures to make it easier for residents to walk or cycle have been given the green light today following a decision by Essex County Council.
The new schemes are all part of ECC’s ambition for Essex to become safer, greener and healthier by making it easier and safer for residents to walk or cycle, reducing traffic congestion, cutting air pollution and improving residents’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Consultations recently took place in Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester and Wickford. The findings revealed that over 90% of Essex residents were concerned about traffic congestion, air pollution and road safety. Action to tackle speeding was the highest priority followed by a desire for less traffic overall and for children to be able to play, walk and cycle in their neighbourhood.