City of Wolverhampton Council has topped the chart of 100 local authorities for public satisfaction in the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network Survey Report 2015.

It is a huge boost as the city gears up for major works to start this year on delivering the £120 million Interchange scheme.

The survey results from the sector's leading improvement organisation show Wolverhampton is above average in 21 of the 24 key indicators and average in the remaining 3.

The main themes covered as part of the public satisfaction survey are Accessibility, Public Transport, Walking and Cycling, Tackling Congestion, Road Safety, and Highways Maintenance.

The council's overall above-average mark of 60% is based on 489 responses to the questionnaire in Wolverhampton.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets, said: "A lot of thought and effort from officers across the council goes into delivering improvements to Wolverhampton's highways and transport network.

"The results from this public survey highlight the fruits of their labour and show we are making a positive difference to people commuting around Wolverhampton.

"These findings are also a major boost ahead of work kicking into gear this year on the city's £120 million Interchange scheme.

"A new coach link is expected to be completed in April and work is soon to start on improving and extending the railway car park ahead of a new railway station being developed and linked directly to the Midland Metro."

The NHT Network enables the measurement and comparison of performance and the sharing of good practice on any aspect of Highway and Transport Service.

To view the summary report for Wolverhampton visit Type=links;Linkid=6844;Title=NHT Authority Summary Report;Target=_blank;.

To view the comparison with the other participating authorities you can read the NHT Survey Report 2015.

  • released: Monday 8 February, 2016