Exmouth travel results sought

PUBLISHED: 12:26 12 December 2011

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The county council is appealing for those working in Exmouth to take part in a travel survey. The council said the results could help cut congestion and boost economic growth.

If you work in Exmouth you have a week left to take part in a survey aiming to reveal travel habits.

Devon County Council has been carrying out the survey over the past fortnight as part of its local sustainable transport fund project.

The county council said the collated results will help economic growth and cut congestion across the county.

The survey follows Devon’s successful July bid for nearly £5million of government funding to develop sustainable transport schemes, which the council said helped economic growth and cut congestion across the county.

The closing date for those wishing to take part in the survey is Friday December 16.

Those working in Exmouth, or its surrounding areas, are invited to reveal their method of travelling to work - car, bus, train, bike, or on foot.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highways and transportation, said taking part in the survey was an opportunity for people who work in the Exmouth area to help improve their journey to work.

“The local sustainable transport fund is creating opportunities to enhance and extend the choice of travel options that we can offer as well as improving travel information for commuters, to ensure people can make informed choices on how they travel.

“By monitoring travel to work journeys through this survey, we will be able to gather the information to ensure we are investing the funding where it can have the biggest impact and make a real difference to how people travel.”

The county council said the survey was being rolled out across four areas and parishes within the county – Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton, and Totnes.

A council spokesperson said: “The county council is proposing to make better use of the existing transport network as well as ensuring that the promotion of sustainable travel supports the local economy.

“The scheme aims to deliver enhanced business productivity, increase new businesses and assist new development in Devon through the delivery of work hubs, better travel choices for commuters and improved traffic management.”

• The survey can be filled in online at www.devon.gov.uk/exmouthtraveltally.

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