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Government funding for cycle lanes cut back

November 20, 2020 11:55 AM
By WC (edited)

Wiltshire Council has received £681,000 from the second tranche of the Department for Transport's (DfT) Active Travel Fund to progress cycling schemes in the county.

The award is less than the £908,000 that the council originally bid for, and so to establish which schemes to take forward, WC is holding a consultation on the options, and on the first tranche of temporary schemes, which are already in place.

The schemes in place are:

  • On the A420 Bristol Road, Chippenham
  • Monkton Hill, Chippenham
  • On the A361 Hilperton Road in Trowbridge
  • On the B3108 between Winsley and Bradford on Avon
  • Salisbury to Harnham via Brown Street and Exeter Street

The schemes to be considered as part of tranche two are:

  • Making the scheme on the A420 Bristol Road, Chippenham, permanent and extending to Bumpers Farm industrial estate.
  • Improvements at Lowden Hill, Chippenham to provide continuous cycle and pedestrian facilities between Bath Road and Lowden Hill.
  • A permanent shared-use cycle path on Downton Road, Salisbury.
  • Hilperton to Melksham via Semington, removing the need for cyclists to travel on this section of the A361.
  • Easton Lane cycle link between Chippenham and Corsham, linking with the Wiltshire Cycleway.

To find out more about the schemes, go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-reallocation-schemes