During a three-week engagement we asked residents who lived near or travel through Plymstock using the A379, specifically between Pomphlett Roundabout and Elburton Roundabout, to help us take stock of recent road improvements.
The A379 is a main route into the city from the east and we need to strike a balance between encouraging more people to use buses, walk or cycle and making improvements to keep our traffic moving. Not only does sustainable travel reduce the amount of cars on the road, it is healthier and helps to improve our air quality – something all cities have to address.
Given the scale of house building taking place to the east of the city a number of road improvements have been completed between Pomphlett Roundabout and Elburton Roundabout. These have been designed to create extra road space, improve traffic flow and increase safety for cyclists and pedestrians as well as drivers and bus passengers.
The three-week engagement asked local people to give feedback about how the road improvements have affected them and if there are any changes that could further improve travel along the road:
- The engagement opened on Monday 20 November and closed on Sunday 10 December 2017.
- A feedback form was available online and three events were held at Plymstock Library (approx. attendance – 200).
- 340 responses were received in total - this includes 312 online responses, seven written letters (entered online) and 21 email responses.
- Two formal responses were received from Plymouth CityBus and Plymouth Cycling Campaign, along with representations from Plymstock Resident Association’s.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this engagement and gave us their views. The findings can be found in the Summary Engagement Report below:
The results of this engagement have been shared with relevant Council Officers and Ward Members for their consideration. A further response will be issued in respect of the comments raised about the speed limit along this stretch of the A379 once all factors have been given full consideration.
Policy & Intelligence Team, Chief Executive Office, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ