Proposed improvements to cycling in Emersons Green

Posted on Monday 24th August 2009 at 11:21 pm by SH (Editor)

An exhibition has been arranged for the public to view information on proposals for new cycle routes as part of the Cycling City project in South Gloucestershire.

The exhibition will take place from Friday 28 August to Sunday 6 September in Emersons Green library where the public can view plans and information on the routes. The exhibition will be available during library opening hours.

Officers will be available to answer questions on the scheme and information will be available on Wednesday 9 September from 2.00pm-7.00pm in Sainsbury’s Emersons Green store.

The plans are also available online at www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation

The Cycling City project will implement safe, continuous, attractive, comfortable and coherent routes across the project area.

Planned work on the routes includes:

  • widening existing footways to allow shared-use
  • improved signing
  • safe level crossing points at key areas along the route
  • existing lighting will be reviewed and new innovative ways of illuminating the path will be considered
  • easing steep gradients at certain points to provide access for wheelchairs/prams

The proposals form part of the routes in South Gloucestershire included in the Cycling City Project.

In 2008 South Gloucestershire Council, jointly with Bristol City Council, were chosen as Britain’s first Cycling City.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment said: “The Cycling City project is a great opportunity to make Emersons Green a safe and attractive place to cycle. Some of the improvements will benefit pedestrians as well as cyclists. We look forward to hearing what local residents think of these initial proposals in order to help us shape this scheme.”

For further information please ring 01454 863640 or email cycleforum@southglos.gov.uk .

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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