The National Infrastructure Commission has issued a report ‘Getting Cities Moving’ (see link below) that highlights the role that urban transport provision can have in supporting economic growth and improved productivity. The report says the future of demand for urban transport is uncertain, depending on how people and businesses adjust over time to trends such as increased flexible working and population shifts. It is important thet plans can be easily adaptable working with a variety of scenarios and that are responsive to future developments.
The NIC report emphasises that uncertainty does not lead to paralysis and inaction.
Guildford is not a large city as covered by the report. The report does contain themes that should be considered in planning our future transport infrastructure. The key one is doing nothing is not a viable option.
Help us make Guildford better
We want our town to be vibrant, attractive and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.
Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.
Getting involved allows the society to continue its work. We welcome new members, from every age and background. Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.