Funding confirmed for Salisbury to Harnham cycleway

Funding confirmed for Salisbury to Harnham cycleway

Published by Jack Deery at 1:06pm 26th June 2020.

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It was part of the plans to make more space on roads for pedestrians and cyclists.

It has been confirmed that the planned funding of £227,000 has been awarded to Wiltshire Council for the the first phase of five walking and cycling projects in the county. 

This includes the paths which would link Harnham to the city centre, to allow easy access for bikes into Salisbury. 

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 another, while maintaining two-way traffic.

It's aimed at making it easier for people to get to shops, businesses and places of work without having to drive or use public transport. 

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: 

"It’s great news that we’ve received this funding. Work will start within the next four weeks and will be completed within eight weeks.

“We’ve had many suggestions for other schemes from town and parish councils, members of the public and local groups, and we know that these five schemes don’t go far enough, but 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.

Our teams are working round the clock to survey and plan all the suggestions we’ve received, so we’ll be in a good position to take several of these forward if and when we receive the next round of funding.

We’re looking forward to these schemes being installed so cyclists and walkers in these five areas can get to shops and to work safely, and also enjoy the physical and mental health and environmental benefits."

The money will come from the Department for Transport

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