Residents urged to have their say on plans for cycle and pedestrian ways

​Date:19/02/2016

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Residents are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new cycle and walking route that connects the Smirthwaite estate to Normanton town centre and railway station.

Wakefield Council is hosting a public consultation at Normanton Library from now until February 29, where people can view and comment on the proposal.

Cllr David Dagger, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "I'd like to encourage people to come and have a look and share their views.

"This will create more opportunities for cycling and walking as well as boosting personal fitness. It will also help reduce local levels of pollution and ease congestion on the roads."

The project, called Smirthwaite Connect aims to improve links for cyclists and pedestrians to Normanton town centre and railway station. It will also encourage people to cycle and to use public transport.

The project supports wider environmental improvements and access work in the town which includes enhancing footpaths, as well as improving parking, signage and access to Normanton railway station.

The plan can be viewed at Normanton library which is open at the following times.

  • Monday: 9am – 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: – Closed
  • Thursday: 9am – 6pm
  • Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm

 

People can also comment online, please visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/smirthwaite