Focus of work
Heavy through-traffic on the trans-Pennine A628T route creates congestion and a poor environment for residents of Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle, and for visitors to Longdendale, although local and commuting trips from Glossop generate much of the traffic. The only solution promoted by authorities has been major road building. CPRE aims to develop a robustly tested package of alternatives to private car use; this is essential to address the climate emergency and the impacts of traffic, and to influence the decision makers. An online survey and one-to-one interviews have given CPRE much invaluable information about local travel experiences for both residents and visitors. The impact of a range of alternatives is being assessed and, as the research develops, people will be invited to feedback on the proposals through participatory events.
A report on car free low carbon travel alternatives for strategic and local journeys will provide local people with sustainable options with which to influence decisions on transport. It will also provide the Planning Inspectorate with robust evidence on alternatives to the A57 Link Roads through the Development Consent Order process.