BRADFORD on Avon Town Council want residents’ views on traffic problems in the historic town.

Over the next few weeks the town council is running an online and in-person consultation on traffic as the “current traffic system has unsustainable health, environmental and social costs”.

The aim of the consultation is to use the views and knowledge of locals to help shape the road networks, reduce congestion, improve air quality and create opportunities for cyclists.

Mayor of the town, Sarah Gibson said in a video promoting the consultation: “As a resident of Bradford I know first hand the decades long problem with traffic in our town; as I know you all do too.

“As your town council we’re running a consultation over the next few weeks. This is a real opportunity to tackle many of our traffic related issues and we have the attention of Wiltshire Council.

READ MORE: Primary school unveils plans for £2m state of the art new building

“They’re working with us, so let’s take advantage of the moment and use this opportunity to make town safer for all. I urge you to engage with the consultation via the online questionnaire and the interactive map or in person to make your comments.

“Please do remember that this has to be a solution for the whole town and try to take into account other viewpoints when making your comments."

The town council is also running two in-person consultation events at St Margaret’s Hall on Saturday, November 27 between 10am and 2pm and Saturday, December 4 between 12pm and 4pm.

"We will be there to try and answer your questions," Cllr Gibson continued.

"We have a real chance to improve the town's pedestrian safety, to make it a more enjoyable place walk around without the constant worry of vehicles. To reduce the air and nosie pollution levels across the town while managing the traffic flow issues."

READ MORE: Road to close while diseased trees are cut back

Cllr Gibson also proposed using the consultation to look at possible cycle routes for Bradford.

"Rebalancing the use of our limited public space is a complex issue and this is the first part of our consultation process," she added.

"So please work with us to find the best solution for all of us."

The consultation will end at 11.59pm on Sunday, December 19. For more information, to take part in the survey and to access the interactive map please visit the town council's website.