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Road reallocation schemes

We received funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to progress the first five road reallocation schemes in Tranche 1. You can see these schemes listed below. Following responses to our consultation, two of these schemes, in Chippenham and Salisbury are being removed during w/c 1 March 2021, while we will seek to make the other three schemes permanent.

We have also received funding for some Tranche 2 schemes. As a result of the consultation and other factors, we are looking to progress the Easton Lane cycle link between Chippenham and Corsham, and a scheme linking Hilperton to Melksham via Semington. We will be holding a further consultation on these two proposed schemes in the near future. You can read the details of all proposed Tranche 2 schemes below. 

Read the consultation report and the Cabinet member decision.

Download the Icon for pdf Emergency Active Travel Fund consultation plan [821.2KB]

Tranche 2 schemes

These two schemes will be subject to further consultation.

Hilperton to Melksham via Semington

This permanent facility complements the new cycling facility on the Hilperton Road, and links Hilperton to Melksham via Semington, removing the need for cyclists to travel on this section of the A361. The scheme starts at Hilperton, with a closure on Devizes Road, and then follows a length of shared-use path on the north side of the A361 to allow cyclists to access Whaddon Lane. The route then follows a byway to Semington, along High Street and towards Melksham before reaching the A350.

View the map: Icon for pdf Tranche 2 - Hilperton to Melksham [3.63MB]

Easton Lane cycle link between Chippenham and Corsham

This project would see a permanent closure on Easton Lane, just south of the junction with the B4528, before linking with the Wiltshire Cycleway.

View the map: Icon for pdf Tranche 2 - Easton Lane, Chippenham to Corsham [5.48MB]

These schemes may be progressed at some time in the future, but are on hold at present.

A420 Bristol Road, Chippenham

On the A420, the scheme would see a permanent new segregated facility for both cyclists and pedestrians between the junction with Woodland Road and the A350 bypass. This will further help to provide a safe route on the main road from Bumpers Farm.

View the map: Icon for pdf Tranche 2 - A420 Bristol Road, Chippenham [1.43MB]

Lowden Hill, Chippenham

This project would see improvements at Lowden Hill to provide continuous cycle and pedestrian facilities between Bath Road and Lowden Hill, and onwards into the town centre and railway station. The scheme would see the closure of the western section of the route to motor vehicles, to allow the footways to be widened and the carriageway made into a dedicated route for cyclists.

View the map: Icon for pdf Tranche 2 - Lowden Hill Chippenham [1.8MB]

Downton Road, Salisbury

This permanent shared-use cycle path will be created by widening into the verge. It will connect to existing shared path facilities on New Bridge Road via very low traffic streets, where a 20mph zone will be introduced, to the Britford park and ride site.

View the map: Icon for pdf Tranche 2 - Downton Road Hospital Path, Salisbury [2.03MB]

Tranche 1 schemes

These two schemes are due to be removed during w/c 1 March 2021.

A420 Chippenham

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.

Brown Street/Exeter Street in Salisbury

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.

Icon for pdf Waiting Restriction Amendment Plans [1.75MB]

We are looking to make these three schemes permanent in the future.

Chippenham, Monkton Hill

The temporary closure of Monkton Hill to motor vehicles, from St Mary's to the entrance of the Monkton Park council offices, which will provide cyclists and pedestrians more space to socially distance.

Icon for pdf Download the Chippenham Monkton Hill map PDF [576.87KB]

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.

Icon for pdf Download the Trowbridge map PDF [1.01MB]

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.

Icon for pdf Download the Bradford-on-Avon map PDF [634.36KB]