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Residents encouraged to take up National Highways and Transport Survey

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Published: 22/06/2015

More than 3,000 people in South Gloucestershire are being asked to give their views on our highways and transport services. The results will be compared with other councils across England, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction Survey.

We are one of 86 local authorities to sign up to the survey that will ask members of the public exactly the same questions, whether they live in South Gloucestershire, South Tyneside or Southampton.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of 3,300 South Gloucestershire residents this month. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents who receive a copy are being urged to take part between now and the closing date on Friday 14 August.

A short URL link will be printed on the front of the questionnaire so that residents can complete the survey online if they prefer. The local and national results will then be published in early October.

Mark King, Head of StreetCare and Transport, said: “If you receive the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction Survey in the post we would encourage as many people as possible to fill it in. Your views about our highways and transport services are important to us and will provide us with a valuable insight into how we are performing and which areas to prioritise, and to improve. Last year we performed well on our road safety record, community transport provision, walking and cycling routes and highway maintenance.

“Currently, we are involved in several major projects to improve our road and public transport networks, such as the Cribbs Patchway Metro Bus Extension which will form part of the North Fringe to Hengrove Package. We also won a share of Government funding to carry out extensive maintenance to the A4174 Ring Road and the A403 in Severnside. We have recently secured funding to replace all 29500 street lights over a 10 year period. To date we have replaced around 4000 lights which has helped to reduce our energy consumption and cut carbon emissions in the district.”

The survey, which is being run for the eighth year, is the largest collaboration between local authorities offering the opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify further opportunities to work together in the future.

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