Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map
Oldham Council has opened an engagement map to find out from participants where they need to install emergency COVID-19 safety measures in the borough.
The map, which is hosted for free by the public engagement company Commonplace, requests comments from people who live or work in Oldham in order to assist with its #SafeStreetsSaveLives plans.
The aim is to ensure safe distancing for people walking and cycling, while preventing the build-up of motor vehicle traffic in the borough, which would lead to a reversal of the healthy streets benefits experienced during lockdown. In the context of only 10% capacity limits on public transport, a reliance on cars would lead to major congestion issues and even worse air and noise pollution than before lockdown.
Oldham joins five other Greater Manchester councils that have launched Commonplace maps in recent weeks. At the time of writing, Stockport’s consultation period has ended in order to collate data and press ahead with installing physical interventions identified as necessary across the borough. All the links are below:
The Oldham Council COVID-19 engagement map remains open for comments until 30 June 2020.