By 2040 there is going to be another 30 thousand
people in Southampton. That’s like adding the population of Windsor. The volume of goods
and services passing through the port of Southampton is also going to double from today’s levels.
This is a really exciting time for Southampton. But we must think differently about transport.
We need to plan for clean sustainable transport that puts people first. We’re really excited about the new local transport
strategy. We think it offers the opportunity to re-join all the sections of our exciting
city and just to make Southampton a place where you want to live, where you want to
work and you want to play. We’ve got big, bold, ambitious plans to make
sure that this city is somewhere people want to visit, live, work and come and spend their
social time. We’re investing more than ever before in public realm, in cycling, in walking,
and having a strategy that meets the needs of everybody. We’re investing in buses, and
making sure that Southampton is a clean and green city where people can get around and
get from A to B when they want to in a way they want to. We’re really excited to be working with Southampton
City Council to deliver the new LTP4 (local transport plan) and help deliver the future
of transport for the city. We see schemes such as this one here at Millbrook Roundabout
as really delivering the future prosperity and sustainability for the city. We’re really
excited to be helping to support and deliver that. It’s great that the Connected Southampton
2040 plan includes so much around investment in walking and cycling. Because it’s a way
that people, everyday people, are going to be able to choose an easy and safe way to
get to school, to the shops and to work.