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1 Walking Project Blackburn. 2 Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. We work with you to create safe, attractive, enjoyable.

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1 1 Walking Project Blackburn

2 2 Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. We work with you to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk

3 3 Blackburn with Darwen CONNECT make the change, make the connection

4 4 Project Partners

5 5 CONNECT Objectives To improve the borough’s travel infrastructure giving people more travel options, reducing car usage and lowering carbon emissions. Working with business and education/training providers to make transport an engine for economic growth Working in partnership to reduce carbon emissions Developing more informed and travel smart local communities Maximising the potential of the Pennine Reach major transport scheme ( ) Improving connectivity from areas of deprivation to employment and training opportunities

6 6 Blackburn town centre has undergone many stages of regeneration in the last 50 years. This has included large scale pedestrianisation of the town centre and the introduction of the Mall. Blackburn Regeneration

7 7 Future Redevelopment New access and egress for Blackburn Train Station connecting to the orbital route New pedestrian links to the cultural quarter and town centre New bus and taxi facilities New Cultural Quarter Redesign of Cathedral area New hotel New business space

8 8 Blackburn College Community Street Audit Living Streets highly commended community street audits involve working with groups of stakeholders, including local residents and businesses to identify improvements which will create a safe, attractive and enjoyable environment for all users.

9 9 Community Street Audit Report Findings were published in a comprehensive 18 page report linking the college to sustainable transport hubs, including: Audit of 10 defined areas 14 quick wins 7 medium wins 3 long term wins New way marking New lighting New street furniture Good examples from other authorities

10 10 Blakey Moor After Before

11 11 Blackburn Train Station Changes to: Pedestrian access to waiting areas Vehicle return angles Pedestrian priority zebra crossing Original plan Revised plan

12 12 CONNECT Road Shows Bespoke events in conjunction with the 6 CONNECT businesses Community events in Blackburn and Darwen Link to other external events

13 13 Walk to Work Week Bespoke walking events throughout the borough Promoted on intranets, websites, leaflets and posters Personal invitations to CONNECT businesses Promotion through a series of business workplace road shows


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