Planning for the future - Transport

The private car remains the mode of choice for many people, including for short journeys, contributing to congestion, poor air quality and less healthy lifestyles.



The increase in vehicle miles in Wigan Borough since 2013



Over the last 30 years bus journeys across England (outside London) have fallen by over 40%



of households do not have a car



of resident’s cycle to work at least 3
times per week



Over 50% of car journeys in the borough are under 2 miles


Key facts

  • Walking and cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. They can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and also help you maintain a healthy weight. 
  • Every day millions of deliveries are made in the UK, including goods purchased in a shop, parcels received at a front door, and components delivered to a factory.  Lorries and vans are the main method of transporting freight, accounting for 77.4% of all goods moved in the UK in 2020.

Please complete this questionnaire to tell us what you think are the key priorities for the next 10-20 years. The response deadline is 11 December 2022.    

In addition to transport, the questionnaire also includes questions on 6 other key themes that the borough needs to plan for to 2040, including homes, jobs, town centres and the environment.

View more details on these themes, and information on engagement opportunities available to the public.

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