Response to Alphington Village Public Realm Enhancements

In our response we pointed out that though the the aims of the proposals are to ‘reduce speeds, improve the public realm and improve facilities for sustainable travel’, the actual proposals do very little to improve facilities for sustainable travel. Indeed, the increase in the proposed parking spaces runs contrary to the aims for greater sustainability.

We also criticised the neglect of cycling in these plans, despite Cycle Route E16 of the Draft of the LCWIP using Dawlish Road as a ‘Quietway’, and this includes the proposed Alphington section. Piecemeal suggestions like this will not support the necessary modal change in traffic. We asked DCC and especially HATOC to plan in more holistic ways.

Our full response can be found here.