This from Tim Stonor 

On transport, I hope the work I’ve previously circulated can be incorporated, specifically:

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. Benches

Faversham needs a seating strategy to provide resting places that enable pedestrian mobility. This could be wrapped into a Bins Strategy.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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