In July this year, Merton’s Transport Planners will be sending to Ken Livingstone’s office the borough’s Transport Plan for the next five years together with a detailed works programme for 2002/2003. The Council has arranged two open meetings for borough residents to help deliver their plan.

The Public Transport Liaison Committee will take place on Tuesday 27 March at 7:30pm. This session will only discuss public transport issues such as bus services, Tramlink, and bus and rail integration. There will be a short presentation by officers followed by a series of informal workshops where you can share your views with others.

The Merton Environment and Safety Forum will take place on Wednesday March 28 at 7:15pm. This session will deal with all other transport issues along the same line as the Public Transport Liaison Committee. Issues discussed will include congestion charging, road traffic reduction, vulnerable road users and casualty reduction.

Councillor Su Assinen, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “Merton is developing traffic engineering and other transport schemes that will help deliver the Transport Strategy which is why it is extremely important for residents of the borough to provide their opinion and let the council hear their views.”

For further information, please contact Pete Thomas, Transport Planning Section, on 020 8545 3192.