Cyclists to see improved routes in Chippenham

People in Chippenham who get on their bikes will soon be able to enjoy improved cycle routes.

Following funding received from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Wiltshire Council will be improving cycle routes on Devizes Road and at the St Mark’s roundabout in Salisbury.

Conservative Cllr,Horace Prickett, Wiltshire Council portfolio holder for transport, said: “I’m delighted with these improvements and it again underlines our commitment to green initiatives. Cycling is becoming more and more popular and cyclists will notice a big difference when they head out. Hopefully the improvements will also encourage people who don’t normally do so, to get on their bike and go out for a ride.”

Hungerdown Lane - This will provide a shared use path along Hungerdown Lane from the Bath Road junction, up to the Sheldon Road junction and will include crossing improvements at these junctions also. Work started on site on January.

Bristol Road to Woodlands Road - This will widen footways on both sides of Bristol Road, including upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing to a Toucan crossing, linking the existing shared use path towards Hardenhuish Lane and the suitable on street cycling route on Woodlands Road. Work is due to start on site on 2 February.

Wood Lane/Avenue La Fleche - This includes widening of the footway to create a shared use path and upgrading a pedestrian crossing to a Toucan crossing. It also includes new dropped kerbs and a better connection to Wood Lane. Work started on site on 12 January.

London Road (Habrels Close to Wood Lane) - This involves widening the footway between Habrels Close and the existing zebra crossing on London Road to create a shared use path, connecting Habrels Close and Wood Lane for cyclists. Work started on site on 5 January.

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