Praise for highways and transport services

Published on: Friday, 21-February-2014

Knowsley Council recently came second in a national independent survey that measures public satisfaction with highways and transport services.

The survey measures general satisfaction with road and transport conditions, as well as more specific aspects such as gritting during winter, street lighting and dealing with illegally parked cars.

The survey also asked residents about how they travel and their experiences, such as how easy it is to get to local services and the quality of public transport and cycling facilities.

Cllr Dave Lonergan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills said: “I’m delighted that Knowsley has ranked so high as this demonstrates that our residents are pleased with highways and transport services.

“Taking part in this survey is a great opportunity for us to find out what residents think about the various aspects of transport in Knowsley. It also helps us to identify our priorities for potential service improvements in the future.”

Over the past year Knowsley Council has secured more than £7.5 million additional investment into its highways and transport infrastructure through competitive bidding.  Almost £2 million of these funds will address the Liverpool City Regions worst congestion point on the A5300 Knowsley Expressway.

The NHT survey collects public perspectives on and satisfaction with, highways and transportation services in local authority areas. 4,500 postal questionnaires were sent to a selection of households in Knowsley.