New active travel schemes
What is active travel?
Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, such as walking or cycling. Creating safer and more convenient routes for walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys, encourages active travel and helps people to live healthier lives, reduces the number of vehicles on our roads, lowers carbon emissions and improves air quality. On this page, you can find out more about various new active travel schemes around the county.
Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon cycleway
Information about the Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon cycleway can be found on the dedicated Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon cycleway page.
Countess Road, Amesbury
The consultation on a proposed cycling and walking facility on Countess Road, Amesbury, that would link the town centre to Woodhenge and on to Larkhill and Durrington, has now closed and we are now analysing the feedback. Subject to the results of this consultation, we aim to start detailed design work on this scheme in the winter, with construction likely to take place in 2024.
The proposed scheme route begins in the centre of the town, where it will link to the new cycling and walking scheme on the A345, The Centre. From there, the shared use path will go along Countess Road, over the A303 Countess roundabout with safe crossing facilities, then north to Fargo Road and Woodhenge, from where cyclists and walkers can head to Larkhill and Durrington via the Packway.
The scheme would eventually form part of the cycling and walking routes from Amesbury past Stonehenge. This would encourage tourists to head to Amesbury town centre while visiting the ancient monument, and would boost the local economy.
Recently completed active travel schemes
- Hilperton Road, Trowbridge
- The Centre, Amesbury
- Easton Lane cycle link between Chippenham and Corsham
- B3108 Winsley Road
- Hilperton-Melksham via Semington