Have your say on UWE cycle route proposals

Posted on Friday 16th April 2010 at 7:20 am by SH (Editor)

Residents are invited to have their say on proposals for improvements to cycling facilities in South Gloucestershire as part of the Cycling City project.

A proposed new route will provide a link from the University of the West of England (UWE) south to Broomhill and then onto cycle routes into Bristol. The new route will provide a choice of off-road and on-carriageway routes for cyclists. In addition, it will create continuous routes for cyclists and pedestrians that also connect with other Cycling City routes in the area and an existing shared use path to Lockleaze, Bristol.

Planned work on the routes includes:

  • Upgrading and linking existing facilities
  • On and off road cycle lanes
  • Safe crossing places and more priority over motorised traffic

Plans will be available to view from Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April at the One Zone restaurant on UWE’s Frenchay campus.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: “The proposed route would provide a choice of a more direct on-carriageway link to UWE and an off-carriageway link for less experienced or leisure cyclists. One of the aims of the Cycling City project is to provide practical, well thought out routes which will enable people to get out on their bikes. We have worked closely with local cyclists to design these routes and would welcome comments from the public.”

The consultation closes on Tuesday 4 May.

These schemes are part of a number of routes in South Gloucestershire included in the Cycling City Project. In June 2008 South Gloucestershire Council, jointly with Bristol City Council, were chosen as Britain’s first Cycling City. Government funding totalling £11.4 million has been awarded to the area to transform cycling infrastructure and to pioneer innovative ways of making cycling a real transport option for more residents.

Consultation details: Cycling City Route 10 (Southern Link to UWE)

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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