Kent County Council have opened an early consultation on eight walking and cycling improvement schemes across Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe and Northfleet.
These schemes are part of the Green Corridors Programme, which seek to provide high-quality, connected routes to support a shift towards sustainable modes of travel. Just to be clear, KCC are not asking for your opinion of the new shade of green paint to be used in the council offices!
KCC are placing a high priority on encouraging sustainable and active travel and support making walking and cycling safer, easier, attractive and inclusive for all.
They say that residents require a transport network that provides a variety of travel choices to support a growing population. KCC have worked closely with Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to develop some initial proposals in eight locations which connect existing routes and provide residents with more opportunities to choose cycling and walking for their day-to-day journeys.
Perhaps KCC have realised that after allowing all the new houses to be built in the area, the roads cannot cope with the number of cars, so they have had to come up with an alternative plan.
This consultation will ask for feedback on the following schemes:
|Swanscombe to Castle Hill and access into Ebbsfleet Academy|
|London Road to Greenhithe Station|
|Northfleet High Street|
|Northfleet South and Painters Ash:|
|National Cycle Route 177 to Hall Road|
The consultation closes 31 August 2021 and the questionnaire can be found here.