Proposed route from RWB to Swindon
We are in contact with most of the key stakeholders for the RWB-Swindon cycle path and trying to accelerate its progress, which is slow. We have started mapping the local RWB routes and are looking into how making small changes to the paths, such as cycle path signs, promoting the cycle paths etc could get them up and running as a real alternative to driving.
We welcome support and insight from anyone who is interested in encouraging cycling and other sustainable transport and are happy for you to be involved as you can.
We meet every couple of months (currently virtually) to update progress and see how we can move projects on. You don't necessarily have to come to meetings. Perhaps you can:
write to local businesses
If you are too busy or don't want to take another thing on, you can also help us by indicating your support for our projects and tell people about them.
For more information please contact: Fran Machin and Dave Knight on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle routes around Royal Wootton Bassett
We have been supporting Wiltshire Council and Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council to develop cycle routes around town using our local knowledge.
Wiltshire Council have created this map to show residents the changes that are being considered in their area. For more detailed information about the individual routes that Active Travel group have developed, see below.
Route 1 - Academy Way
High Street to Ballards Ash Sports Ground via RWB Academy and Lime Kiln Sports Centre
This route uses a combination of existing wider footpaths, cyclepaths and road routes where there is potential to build segregated routes/shared sections or to utilise wands to segregate on the existing road surface. Signage and route painting/differentiation are also needed.
Route 2 - Noremarsh Parkway
From SWI/RWB Cycle path to High Street
Link between the Swindon to Royal Wootton Bassett Cycle path and the High Street via South Woodshaw, The Windmill Road development, Noredown Road, Noremarsh Junior School and park
Route 3 - Tinkers Line
East to West link connecting Whitehill Lane, County Infants School, Vale View, Glebe Road, High Street and Longleaze Primary School, via existing cycle route section
Route 4 - Poet's Path
Linking North Woodshaw to Jubilee Lake and part of a circular route.
Here are some suggested routes to help explore the local area
Other useful links
Connecting Wiltshire - information on walking, cycling and bus routes to your school
Wiltshire Healthy Schools - Supporting schools to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people