Share your views on traffic congestion priorities

A survey is underway to find out what local residents and businesses think are the priorities for tackling traffic congestion. 

One of the priorities in our Transport Strategy is reducing congestion. While a major part of this is encouraging and supporting more people to take public transport or active travel, we are also looking at targeted improvements on our roads and junctions.  

Our transport team is asking local people to tell us where they would most like to see work carried out to reduce congestion.  

The survey is open now at and will close on Sunday 30 July.  

Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “We’re working hard to make sure people can get around in Barnsley easier than ever, with an increase in cycle routes and better connections across the borough.  

“Reducing congestion is an important part of meeting our priorities for a Growing Barnsley and a Sustainable Barnsley. Less congestion and fewer delays will help us attract even more jobs to Barnsley. Also reducing the amount of time traffic is idling at junctions reduces vehicle emissions and helps improve air quality.  

“We’d really like to hear local people’s priorities, and where you think we should invest in improvements to tackle congestion. We already have lots of information collected through sensors and traffic modelling. However, local people’s real-world experiences are an important part of helping us understand the issues people face.  

“Please visit and take part in the survey.” 

People can also fill in the survey online at any of our libraries, where paper copies will also be available on request.

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