I know from the conversations and correspondence I have how much transport – our roads, rail, buses, walking routes and cycle ways – matter in communities the length and breadth of this constituency. Whether it’s for work, leisure, school or shopping, being able to get into town and to and from places impacts on each and every one of us – that’s why it’s so important to work together to identify solutions that work for people and places here in our corner of the country.
For me it is vitally important that we find solutions that do not just meet the challenges we face today, but also those of tomorrow. If we truly want to tackle climate change we need to move away from our default position of building new roads and become more innovative in our approach. Locally we have so much potential to do things differently, from the potential for reopening old railway routes and using smart signage on our dual carriageways, to ideas like the new Fflecsi bus service in Holywell.
Below you will find links to a series of short, simple questions asking about your experiences of transport in different areas.
All the answers that you, and others, give will then be used – in confidence – to help shape my conversations with colleagues in the Welsh Government and Flintshire County Council, as well as to make the case for change to the UK Government and others, so we can improve our transport network.