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How can the council improve walking and cycling facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve

Published
20.01.2023

Gloucestershire County Council wants to know how it can improve walking and cycling facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve.

Cyclist on a path wearing an orange coat

Those who travel in and around Bishop’s Cleeve are invited to let the council know what would help them to walk and cycle in the area.

The council has committed to creating a 26-mile cycle spine, running from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve, via Gloucester and Cheltenham.

In order to maximise the benefits of this segregated cycle route, the council wants to ensure cycle facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve help people to link up with the new route.

Feedback will help the council to understand the challenges and opportunities, and inform a strategy that will enable us to bid for funding to make improvements.

An online survey will allow residents to provide comments on cycling in the area and use a map to pinpoint where facilities can be improved.

To take part and have your say, visit https://haveyoursaygloucestershire.uk.engagementhq.com/local-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure-plans-engagement. The survey will run from Friday 20 January until Friday 17 February.

There will also be events where residents will be able to talk to officers, suggest improvements that should be made, and find out more about cycling in their area. These will be held at:

  • Bishops Cleeve Library between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 26 January (in person drop-in event)
  • Online event between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 9 February – visit gloucestershire.gov.uk/LCWIP for more information

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The cycle spine is an important part of the council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency and creating a Greener Gloucestershire.

“As part of this, we need to ensure that communities have suitable facilities to link them to this new cycle route.

“I’d encourage residents in Bishop’s Cleeve to let us know how we can improve facilities in their area.”

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