Segregated Cycleway

Although the Parish Council is not directly involved in the segregated cycleway scheme that’s been installed between Winsley and Downs View, councillors are aware that it’s led to discussion amongst some Winsley residents. WPC has a long record of campaigning for road safety measures and a reduction in the speed limit along the B3108 (Winsley bypass). This has included an aspiration for a reduction in the 50mph speed limit and improved walking and cycling links between Winsley and Downs View – whilst much of this stretch of road is not in Winsley parish it’s used by Winsley residents, including children walking and cycling to school. At its July meeting Winsley PC congratulated Cllr Johnny Kidney for proposing and securing Government funding for the trial of a segregated cycleway and for securing an associated reduction in the speed limit. The scheme has been designed and delivered by Wiltshire Highways based on Department for Transport criteria. If successful, it is hoped that the trial will lead to the construction of a permanent segregated cycleway and walkway of the type seen at Trowle, between Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge.

Cllr Kidney has provided updates on the scheme and responded to concerns raised on his Unitary Councillor Facebook page: He remains in daily contact with the Wiltshire Council Highways Engineers overseeing the delivery of the scheme to suggest amendments and improvements where necessary, based on initial observations and local feedback.

WPC will monitor the cycleway scheme as it beds in.

Residents who want to feedback on the scheme are welcome to email the Clerk: winsleypc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) The next WPC meeting is on Tuesday 6th October and is likely to be held remotely. Details will be posted here and on the Winsley Community webpages.