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Local transport and highway ideas from residents across Wiltshire have been given a boost thanks to extra funding from Conservative-controlled Wiltshire Council.
It was agreed more than £500,000 will be set aside next year for transport projects based on the priorities of local people. This is an increase of 40%.
This money will be used by the community area transport groups (CATG), which the area boards are responsible for. They consider priorities for highways projects in the community area and make recommendations to the board.
The money will be used for schemes that improve safety, increase accessibility and sustainability by promoting walking, cycling and public transport, and improve traffic management.
Cabinet member for highways and transport, Cllr Dick Tonge, said:
The community area transport groups have been a huge success helping make decisions based on the priorities of their local communities. We want these groups to make even more decisions, so local people are having a real input into what traffic and transport schemes are undertaken in their areas.