Local Conservatives announce a three-step transport initiative as part of a 100-day plan to encourage Leicester residents to travel around and enjoy Leicester’s streets once again.
Streets across Leicester have faced years of neglection by Peter Soulsby and his three Deputy Mayors and five Assistant Mayors.
Sir Keir Starmer’s national Labour party finally admit that Labour in Leicester ‘requires improvement’ and declare that they are not fit to select their own candidates for the upcoming local elections in May.
Local Conservatives are ready to deliver on Leicester’s priorities as a united team.
Leicester’s streets are currently an eyesore, with dirty road signs and littered outer city streets, coupled with disused cycle lanes marked off with large orange bollards.
Leicester’s city centre has also been deserted by shoppers in favour of the newly renovated Fosse Park with free parking and other nearby city centres with better offerings.
Leicester Conservatives launch their initiative to solve these issues as part of a 100-day plan to quickly kick start the city.
The plan will act as a stop gap, until a full audit of Leicester’s High Street and City streets can be undertaken by a new Conservative administration.
Within the first 100 days of office, Conservative councillors in Leicester will:
• Introduce a free Saturday car parking scheme for all cars in the city centre carparks.
• Launch ‘Great Leicester Clean Up’ which will include a one-off clean-up of all road signs in Leicester followed by the annual cleaning of road signs and outer city streets.
• Remove all pop-up bicycle lanes across the city and review the suitability of bus lanes.
These new pledges come after the Conservatives had previously announced that they will scrap Leicester's City Mayor and save valued green spaces like Western Park Golf Course if they are given a majority at City Hall in May.
The leader of the Conservative Party in Leicester, Cllr Deepak Bajaj said ‘Leicester’s transport system is failing. We have been let down by years of malfunction by Peter Soulsby and his transport chief Adam Clarke.’
A new long-term plan is needed to take Leicester forward which will be put together following an audit of Leicester’s streets.
This 100-day stop gap will encourage our city to start moving again until more permanent infrastructure changes can be made.
I look forward to working with our team within the Leicester Conservative Party over the next few weeks, as we display our offering to local residents.’
The Conservative’s 100-day transport plan will be funded by a sustainable increase in the number of parking fines handed out to those parking illegally on Leicester’s streets.