Memorandum by Huntingdonshire District
Council (IT 82)
INTEGRATED TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER
Members of the District Council's Environmental
Services Committee gave consideration on the 9 September 1998
to reports on the Transport White Paper and the Trunk Roads Review.
They have asked that I write to you to reflect some of their concerns,
1. TRANSPORT WHITE
(a) The impact of any primary or secondary
legislation will take a considerable time to influence changes
in modal shift. If the Government places emphasis on policies
which can be implemented quickly then an unstructured approach
to an integrated policy may ensue.
(b) Any future ring-fencing of money raised
from workplace parking, etc., should not have any influence whatsoever
on future RSG settlements.
2. TRUNK ROAD
(a) It is disappointing that the Government
has neither programmed nor budgeted for any improvement on the
A14, the A1 south of Brampton Hut or the A1/A14 Link to Alconbury.
The proposed studies were very welcome, but are unlikely to result
in any measures being available to reduce or minimise traffic
congestion within the district in the foreseeable future.
(b) Schemes to reduce accidents, improve
signing could be undertaken in the short- term to reduce and minimise
the amount of accidents which occur on the A14.
22 September 1998