Many thanks if you were able to come along to the Ouseburn Trust Environment Group’s Transport Workshop on the 19 February, we really appreciate your input - and if you couldn’t come, here’s a quick summary of the session, and news of future plans.

We had a good attendance, with people from a range of backgrounds - residents, businesses, venues and visitor attractions. The aim the session was to think big about how we wanted transport to work in the Valley, with a view to developing a strategy that we could collaborate with the Council and other key stakeholders on to deliver.

Some of the things we talked about were

  • The main entrance points to the Valley, and what could be changed to set the tone for the area, create identity and manage movement
  • Making the Valley more accessible by public transport or future modes of transport 
  • Improving pedestrian and cycling routes throughout the Valley, including through the green spaces from City Stadium
  • Managing rat-running and vehicle speeds
  • Creating public realm as part of the strategy
  • Parking, now and in a future scenario

The next step will be to arrange follow-up sessions to get into the detail of what we want to achieve. These will be held on 

  • Tuesday 3 April 2018 and Tuesday 15 May 2018, at Xsite Architecture’s offices on Stepney Bank

We will also be discussing this work further with local Ward Members and Council officers, so that we are in touch with any existing/future Council plans.

If you’d like to add any key areas for consideration to the list above, if you have any big ideas about how transport could be improved in the Valley, or if you have any comments or queries, please get in touch or come along to the next Workshop.

Let us know if you are able to join us or would like to be kept informed.