Cash to tackle traffic problems in national parks

Cash to cut parks traffic

Cash to cut parks traffic

First published in New Forest

TWO Hampshire national parks have received a major financial boost to help deal with traffic problems.

The Department for Transport has given £3.8m to the South Downs National Park, the New Forest National Park and the county council to improve public transport in the parks and make it easier to reach visitor attractions.

The funding will also be used to promote travel by bus, bike or rail around the parks by creating cycle and walking routes to stations.

Julian Johnson, chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: “This is once-in-a-generation funding. I am so pleased that everyone’s hard work has paid off and that we have been successful. We now have a real opportunity to make a difference to sustainable transport in the New Forest.”

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2:26pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Torchie1 says...

"The funding will also be used to promote travel by bus, bike or rail around the parks by creating CYCLE and WALKING routes to stations. "
I've always known these routes as roads and pavements.
"The funding will also be used to promote travel by bus, bike or rail around the parks by creating CYCLE and WALKING routes to stations. " I've always known these routes as roads and pavements. Torchie1
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5:22pm Tue 3 Jul 12

forest tony says...

Great news, what the Forest needs is a sustainable transport system, where buses and trains link up, not some bitty system that we have now, where driving family members have to ferry non driving family members back and forth to work due to lack of public transport! The biggest problem will be getting bums on seats, this will require a substantially sized carrot to tempt the car drivers onto public transport!
Great news, what the Forest needs is a sustainable transport system, where buses and trains link up, not some bitty system that we have now, where driving family members have to ferry non driving family members back and forth to work due to lack of public transport! The biggest problem will be getting bums on seats, this will require a substantially sized carrot to tempt the car drivers onto public transport! forest tony
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11:36pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Mewling Quim says...

The new Forrest is a big waste of space which its guardians spend as much, and more on, restricting people from doing anything there. It's a bit ****.
The new Forrest is a big waste of space which its guardians spend as much, and more on, restricting people from doing anything there. It's a bit ****. Mewling Quim
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