Proposed improvements to cycling along the Ring Road Path

Posted on Wednesday 3rd February 2010 at 11:57 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire CouncilA series of public exhibitions has been arranged on proposals for upgrades to a cycle route as part of the Cycling City project in South Gloucestershire.

There are a number of improvements proposed for the Ring Road cycle path between Dramway Roundabout (junction with B4465 Shortwood Hill) and the Bristol City Council boundary in the vicinity of Southmead Hospital. This off-road path is known as Route 7.

The exhibitions will take place from Monday 8 February to Monday 22 February at the Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, Sainsburys in Emersons Green and the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus where the public can view plans and information on the route. The exhibitions will be on display during opening hours.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment said: “This route is just one of a number of schemes, some of which are nearing completion, in the Cycling City Project. It is important that these schemes go through a consultation process in order for the public to have their say so that the routes can reflect what the public want and need. We are looking forward to hearing residents’ opinions on these proposals.”

Planned work on the route includes:

  • widening existing footways to allow shared-use
  • improved signing
  • safe level crossing points at key areas along the route

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

The proposals form part of the routes in South Gloucestershire included in the Cycling City Project which will implement safe, continuous, attractive, comfortable and coherent routes across the project area.

The plans are available at www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation. For further information please ring 01454 863640 or email cycleforum@southglos.gov.uk.

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