As HyPER Chairman I believe that in order to achieve much of HyPER’s vision for the Hyde Park Estate, such as a thriving retail sector, more greening and a healthy environment, it is essential to reduce the amount of through traffic on the Estate’s roads. Quieter roads result in less pollution (both emission and noise) and allow residents to change habits in order to reduce their impact on the environment.
Since the Council shelved plans for a low traffic neighbourhood in our area, HyPER has been asking for residents to be re-engaged in a community-led conversation to find a solution that works for most people.
I recently posed this question at the Council’s environmentally-themed Open Forum. In reply, the Leader of the Council confirmed that this would happen, although without committing to a timeline.
What do you think? Should the Council re-engage with residents now, or wait until after the local elections in May? What did you like and what didn’t you like about the previous proposals? Sign in to leave your comments below and make sure you invite your friends and neighbours to join HyPER so as to be a part of the conversation.