Salisbury Business Improvement District

Wiltshire Council launches cycle lanes consultation

27th November 2020

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 funding is intended to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to access shops, businesses and places of work without driving or using public transport, and also help people to maintain social distancing.

Wiltshire Council is now holding a consultation on the proposed cycling schemes, and are consulting on the first tranche of temporary schemes already in place.

The scheme already in place in Salisbury as part of tranche one is the cycle lane on Brown Street and Exeter Street.

The scheme to be considered as part of tranche two include a permanent shared-use cycle path on Downton Road in Salisbury.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "Original DfT advice was to install these temporary cycle lanes quickly and without consultation as part of the Emergency Active Travel fund.

"However, we want to find out people's views on the next round of schemes, and also on the temporary cycle lanes that are already installed, so we are holding this online consultation, which will start next week.

"We will progress schemes based on the outcome of this consultation and further comments from the DfT, and we will also make a decision on the ones currently in place based on the feedback we receive.

To find out more about the cycle lane schemes, and to have your say, click here.