Layla Moran has said news that suggestions for green travel schemes in Abingdon or the Vale of White Horse were excluded from Oxfordshire County Council’s Active Travel Fund tranche 2 bid to Whitehall is “very disappointing”. Layla has called on everyone in the community to sign the local Lib Dems’ petition to make their voices heard.
Layla added that the B4044 community path was “badly needed” and that she would continue to press for it until it’s delivered. Layla said: “It is welcome that the County Council's bid for tranche 2 funding has been successful, after the failings with the tranche 1 bid, but very disappointing that the numerous suggestions for active travel schemes in Abingdon and the Vale of White Horse district were ignored.
"Local councillors and community groups worked very hard to come up with positive ideas and it is a great shame that they were ignored. Proposals included the badly-needed B4044 community path, which the County Council has again failed to support.
“Given the Oxford bus gate fiasco, I’m calling on the County Council to make sure the public consultation is meaningful and listens to residents.
“I will continue to support the B4044 community path, and proposals to improve cycling and walking in and around Abingdon, until they're delivered. I urge everyone to sign the petition and make their voice heard.”