This from Tim Stonor
On transport, I hope the work I’ve previously circulated can be incorporated, specifically:
- Faversham Integrated Transport (FIT) plan
My note sets out the objectives, principles, drivers and components of a Transport Strategy for Faversham. It can be found at https://bit.ly/39iUt09
- Pedestrian crossing designs for Faversham
My report proposes a network of public realm improvements across Faversham to encourage walking. It can be found at https://bit.ly/388HCfw
Forbes Road/The Mall
My “Pedestrian crossing designs for Faversham” report focuses on the Forbes Road/The Mall crossing, which I see as a key project for Faversham, enabling essential north-south pedestrian connectivity between the Town Centre and the Town to the South of the A2.
- Watling Street/Ashford Street Junction
This is a key junction and, although I’ve not developed any detailed design work for it, I consider this junction another pivotal project, which will set the tone for the future of the Town as either Active Travel-friendly or Vehicle-dominated. The former is what we need. The latter would be disaster.
- Abbey School Crossing
Not so much a key project in the long run but essential in the short-term to set the tone of the transport debate
Faversham needs a seating strategy to provide resting places that enable pedestrian mobility. This could be wrapped into a Bins Strategy.
- Signs and lines
Less strategic and more about the (necessary) detail, Faversham needs a strategy to provide useful, beautiful and resilient signage to residents and visitors, both on foot as well as on wheels. We are geared to the HGV at present.
- 20’s Plenty
Last, but most importantly, 20’sPlenty is foundational to a sustainable transport strategy for Faversham. Phil Jones Associates’ report can be found at https://bit.ly/3990Tyy
A final thought, I think “Transport & Air Pollution” is too limited as a name for this theme. I suggest we include “Public Realm” to reflect the fact that the space between buildings is a place not only to move through but to be in. Or create a new theme. The ‘link’ versus ‘place’ debate pervades contemporary transport thinking. It’s where the transport planners meet the urban designers and it isn’t always pretty (unless it is coordinated)!
I hope this note is of help