Local environmental pressure group Transition Town Wellington is carrying out a traffic and travel survey to find out more about the issues facing people who live and/or work in the town.
A number of local employers have agreed to distribute the questionnaire to staff in their workplaces. The survey is also now available online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wellingtontravelsurvey and the group is hoping to get a good response from people in the town. Out on the pavement TTW has enlisted the support of Wellington School, some of whose pupils have been asking people around the town to complete the questionnaire
Simon Ratsey from TTW said: “Travelling to and from Wellington, as well as traffic in the town, is of growing concern. We’re seeing increased congestion and cuts to bus services, and there is uncertainty as to whether a new railway station will ever be opened. The Transition Movement is about taking power into our own hands to improve our lives, locally, where we live, for our own benefit as well as the wider environment. We hope that people will take part in this simple survey, so we can get a more detailed picture of the concerns that local people have about travel and traffic.”
Transition Town Wellington has helped set up a transport campaign group – the Campaign for Sustainable Transport in the Taunton Area or CaSTTA – which is pressing for improvements to transport and travel in the area. The new survey is a first step.
For more information about Transition Town Wellington see http://ttw.org.uk/.