The county council has derived more surprising new insights from the second phase of a consultation on the impact of traffic in Heavitree and Whipton.
Cabinet member Stuart Hughes, who is responsible for highway management, said it had shown “that people feel that traffic does impact on their local neighbourhood.”
A council press release summarised the consultation’s findings as “traffic has a negative effect on the attractiveness of the area, walking and cycling is not given priority over cars and other traffic [and] parking significantly contributes to pollution.”
It’s only eighteen months since the first phase of the consultation began. The county council’s next steps? Convene another meeting of Exeter HaTOC to talk about the results.