About the project
Exeter City Council and Devon County Council want to support Newtown to become greener, healthier and a more attractive place to live. We want residents to give us their views on their local streets and tell us what they feel works well and what could be improved.
During the recent COVID-19 lockdown, streets were quieter, and more people were walking and cycling. We want people to continue feeling confident about walking and cycling and we want your views on how to do this.
Some temporary changes have already been made across Exeter, with ‘pop up’ solutions to help create a number of quieter streets, providing safer spaces for people to walk or cycle, while maintaining vehicle access to residential properties.
These ‘pop up’ solutions were delivered against tight timescales set by Central Government, with little time for consultation with residents. During the trials, a lot of feedback has been received from residents in support or against the pop up trials.
We want to find out from you, the people who know the area best, what road space improvements could be made in Newtown.
The online consultation will be carried out in two phases:
Phase 1 - 22nd March until 30th April
An online “poll” which asks questions on walking, cycling, traffic, public transport and places to be active – you can choose which issues you would like to comment on.
Phase 2 - Summer 2021
The feedback from phase 1 will inform a set of proposals looking at issues raised and potential solutions. This phase may include pop up trials so that we can monitor their impact, gather local opinion and assess whether to make any changes permanent. We expect this phase to take place in summer 2021.