The way forward for the A2: consult the real experts

Tackling congestion with measures focused only on permitting more traffic is not going to address long term traffic growth in Faversham. What is needed instead is a radical change in movement with a focus on walking and cycling.

I understand I wasn’t the only one at KCC’s consultation event on Friday objecting to the roundabout.

Would members of the Town Council agree with many of us that the way forward is not a roundabout but a design that encourages more walking and cycling?

And rather than spend half a million scarce pounds on the roundabout, wouldn’t members also agree that it is better to invest a small faction of that in holding a series of events with local experts? Not only the professionals and academics like myself who work in this area and are appalled at the crude proposals put forward by KCC but the real professionals:

the residents of The Mall and the schoolchildren of the Abbey School, Ethelbert Road School and elsewhere, who have to run between fast moving traffic every day – the very people who are not served by the roundabout but who are deeply concerned to see Faversham change for the better?

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