We have received funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to progress the first four road reallocation schemes in the county 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. The four schemes are based on existing bus routes and will link the city and town centres with homes and places of work on the edges of the city and towns.
We've also had many suggestions for other schemes throughout the county, and we're working with DfT to bid for an extra £908,000 of funding that we hope to use to progress several more cycling and walking routes in Wiltshire.
You can find more details of these schemes below, and we'll update this page with more information when we have it.
On the A420 in Chippenham, a segregated cycleway linking Bumpers Farm to the town centre, giving cyclists easy access to the centre of the town.
This scheme is due to be completed w/c 27 July.
Trowbridge and Hilperton
A segregated cycleway on the A361 Hilperton Road in Trowbridge, from near the fire station into advisory cycle lanes from Stancomb Avenue to Hilperton Road roundabout, of more than 1km in total.
This scheme is due to be completed w/c 17 August.
Bradford on Avon and Winsley
A segregated cycleway and footway on the B3108 between Winsley and Bradford on Avon, allowing easy access between the two, and giving cyclists the option of a traffic-free ride from Winsley, into Bradford on Avon and then on to Bath along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
This scheme is due to be completed w/c 31 August.
Salisbury to Harnham
Salisbury cycleways to link Harnham to the city centre, allowing cyclists easy access to the city. The scheme will see one southbound lane on Brown Street turned into a cycleway and the removal of on-street parking on Exeter Street to create a cycleway on the street while maintaining two-way traffic.
Work will start on this scheme soon.