The travel and transport working group are looking at how to encourage walking, cycling and low carbon transport within and beyond Menston.
To facilitate walking and cycling between Menston Park and the Chevin Park/High Royds estate, CAM worked with Menston Parish Council to bring about the “Hole in the Wall” at the pelican crossing . As of February 2021, the work is complete and the “Hole” in use. Many thanks to all who were involved in this project.
With the impact of Covid 19, local authorities are looking at the changes they need to make to streets to make them more suitable for cycling, walking and physical distancing. These actions need to tie in with trying to make our towns and villages low carbon neighbourhoods. CAM are supportive of such measures but they need to have the backing of local residents. During 2020, CAM undertook an online survey to canvas views about Main Street; traffic at the school and the Cleasby Road junctions were identified as areas of concern as well as the pavements, crossing points and speeding traffic.
CAM then approached the Parish Council for a grant to allow them to engage a consultant to provide expertise on how to proceed. CAM asked for expressions of interest and a preferred provider was identified. In late January, the Parish Council awarded the grant for this work. Street Space https://www.wearestreetspace.org/ will now undertake the community engagement and provide design ideas. This is a very exciting development and if you want to know more, please contact :-