Diaries help boost public transport

Councils in Leicestershire are hoping to improve roads and public transport by getting people to write a `day in the life` travel diary.

Selected households have been asked to record their travel experiences over 24 hours and report any ideas they might have for improvements.

The information will help local authority transport chiefs improve bus services, cut traffic jams and improve cycle routes and road networks.

Says a spokesman for Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils: "We would like to reassure all residents that the information they provide will be completely anonymous and will be used in the strictest confidence.

"Everyone who receives a survey is urged to complete it as they will be playing a vital role in helping to influence transport planning."

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