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Ambitious ways to create low traffic neighbourhoods and help improve people’s health will be discussed at a free event in Bath later this month.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is hosting an event looking at ways to change the way people travel around the city in order to help improve air quality and promote more walking and cycling.

Guest speaker Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy leader of Waltham Forest Council, will talk about the positive impact low traffic neighbourhoods are having in the North London district.

Councillor Joanna Wright, joint cabinet member for Transport, said: “I’ve invited Councillor Loakes to come and talk to us about the positive impact low traffic neighbourhoods are having in Waltham Forest so residents can hear first-hand about them because we have ambitious plans to change the way people travel in our city. We can’t continue the way we are with poor air, traffic congestion and its impact on both our health and the climate – we have to make real changes.

“Low traffic neighbourhoods are one way of helping achieve this because they provide the most efficient use of street space, curb rat-running and help to create attractive local environments for residents, visitors and businesses.”

The talk is being held on January 28 from 7.30-9.30pm at the Guildhall, High Street, Bath, and is free to attend but people need to register by following this link:

Free, register via Eventbrite, link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-traffic-neighbourhoods-tickets-86686378291

Press release by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

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