Friday, June 21, 2024

Public asked for their views on travel in Thornbury

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South Gloucestershire Council says it wants to make improvements which make it easier for people to walk or cycle for short journeys, such as going shopping or travelling to school.

Officials say they want to understand any barriers which currently prevent people from making journeys on foot, wheeling or by bike.

Proposals could include adding in new crossings, street lighting, bus gates, ramps, speed reductions, diagonal filters, school streets, junction narrowing and cycle parking.

According to the consultation, the council is focusing on the following areas including Castle School and Manorbrook School and Park Farm as well as the residential area between Morton Way, Gillingstool, Grovesend Road and Gloucester Road.

It is also hoped a new segregated cycle route and walking and wheeling route between Thornbury Town Centre and the A38 along Grovesend Road and Gillingstool will be created.

Organisers say this will provide safe cycling facilities for families accessing Gillingstool Primary School and Little Acorns Day Nursery.

Other suggested ideas also include adding a potential new crossing and parking restrictions outside Castle School.

Chris Willmore, cabinet member with responsibility for transport at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “We know that many people want the option to walk or travel by bike, but currently don’t think it is safe.

“This new project is a real opportunity to improve walking and cycling facilities in Thornbury and also improve accessibility.”

People wanting to take part in the project can go online and complete a Thornbury travel survey.

There is also an interactive map where people can identify specific locations where there is an issue or make suggestions for improvements.

Feedback gathered will be used to produce designs, which will then be the subject to further engagement and consultation with local people later in the year.

The scheme – known as Getting About in Thornbury – is being funded by the Department for Transport through the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.

To take part in the survey see here – tinyurl.com/34hwa6yp

Paper copies will also be available at Thornbury Library.

The survey closes on Monday, June 10.

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