Residents and businesses in Penzance are being invited to have their say on proposals to improve public spaces and the way people travel in the area.  

The Sustainable Travel Network project aims to create more public space and greenery in the town, build a network of safe and accessible walking and cycling paths as well as reduce traffic congestion and pollution. 

The scheme also aims to improve the health and well-being of residents and visitors, and support the local economy and regeneration. 

The proposals focus on several locations including Market Place and Green Market, the top of Causewayhead, Branwells Gyratory, Coinagehall Street, Market Jew Street, Wharf Road and New Road. 

The Sustainable Travel Network project is a practical response to the Climate Emergency declaration made by Penzance Town Council in 2019. 

It aims to enable residents and visitors to make more sustainable and greener choices for how they travel. 

A drop-in exhibition is taking place at the Penzance Exchange Gallery in Princes Street today between 1pm and 7pm. Visitors will be able to find out more about the proposals, view the designs and give feedback.  

Members of the project team and Penzance Town Deal Board will also be on hand to answer questions about the project.  

Martin Tucker, chair of Penzance Town Deal Board said: “This project is a vital step towards creating a more sustainable and attractive town that responds to the climate emergency and supports the local economy.   

“We hope that many people will come to the exhibition and share their views in the online survey. To be able to deliver an impactful project that benefits the area in the long-term, we need to hear the views from all members of our community.” 

Penzance was one of four areas in Cornwall to successfully bid to the government’s Town Deal Fund which aims to boost the local economy and opportunities for residents. 

Penzance was awarded £21.5-million and the Sustainable Travel Network project is one of seven projects which aims to support the regeneration of the town.  

The team will be collecting feedback via an online questionnaire which will be available from today until Saturday, January 6.