Category: Travel and Transport

  • Route 247 Saved

    Just like us here in Worcestershire, the good people in Warwickshire County Council have been working on bus services. They’re in a position to announce the following: ‘Service 247 Redditch-Studley-Alcester-Bidford-Evesham: Service will continue. Service will be rerouted between Redditch Bus Station and Alexandra Hospital via the current Service 67 route, and reduced frequency over whole […]

  • Southern Link Road Walking and Cycling Enhancements – Spontaneous Opening Ceremony

    Worcestershire County Council continues to demonstrate its commitment to Active Travel with the opening of vastly improved walking and cycling provision along the Southern Link Road route in Worcester. The car lanes opened days beforehand and it’s now time to open up the pedestrian and cycling parts too. I was pleased to support my colleague […]

  • Timetable for bus service improvements in Worcestershire

  • S83 North Bromsgrove High School Service

    There are more than 20 students on the current S83 route who are entitled to free transport under the county’s home-to-school policy. No students from Redditch are eligible for home-to-school transport to a school in Bromsgrove. Therefore, the County Council can only run the service from the point where the furthest entitled student lives, in […]

  • Letter to Bus Minister

    Here is a copy of the letter I have written to Baroness Vere, the Bus Minister. Dear Minister, RE: Future of Bus Services in Worcestershire I have taken the decision to write to you directly following my appointment as Worcestershire’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport in May as I have a duty to the […]

  • County Hall debate about Local Cycling and Walking Plans

    I’ve got a copy of the full debate, but here’s a highlights reel of the salient parts for brevity. The debate was around a motion on how the council can support local cycling and walking plans. It was unanimously supported following an amendment, which was agreed to by the original proposer. The motion that was […]

  • Back the bid: Active Travel funding to widen and enhance pavements around the Arrow Valley Lake – Show your support

    This proposed scheme involves a package of targeted widening and re-surfacing improvements to upgrade and enhance the capacity and utility of this valued network of routes which pass through Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch, including a section of National Cycle Network 5. This network provides direct access between residential areas, industrial estates, the Alexandra […]

  • Redditch e-Scooters answers to FAQs

    As Deputy Leader of Redditch Borough Council please allow me to answer some of the frequently asked questions about the e-scooter trial and hopefully address some of the concerns some people might have. Why don’t they cover the whole town? The zone is restricted as part of the trial. The council and the Department for […]

  • Pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities, and families, under new proposals to ban antisocial parking unveiled by the government

    New plans set out to boost safety and make journeys more accessible for disabled people and parents Review found third of people with visual impairments and almost half of wheelchair users were not as willing to go out because of antisocial pavement parking Consultation will set out proposals to make transport more accessible and help […]

  • The Conservative Case for Active Travel

    Background and Context The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about.