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Share your views on long-term future of cycling in Gloucestershire

Published
30.06.2022

Residents are being reminded to have their say on the long-term future of cycling in Gloucestershire.

Cyclist on a path wearing an orange coat

By working with Sustrans, a charity that looks after the national cycling network, the county council wants to identify a potential long-term strategic cycling network across the county.

Residents are also advised that the session originally listed for Tewkesbury is actually taking place in Bishops Cleeve.

This network would aim to connect people and places across the county with safe and accessible routes for everyone.

A better connected cycling network across the county would enable more people to get on their bikes and switch to an active mode of transport.

Improved cycling facilities is a part of the council’s commitment to working to help create a Greener Gloucestershire.

The council is committed to encouraging cycling by both improving facilities and promoting cycling wherever possible. This includes the recent promotion of the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain, which saw the women’s race come to the county earlier this month and the men’s race follows on 9 September.

Investment has also been made into the flagship cycle route linking Gloucester to Cheltenham, which forms part of the proposed 26-mile cycle spine stretching from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve.

Views from residents will help form the long-term ambitions for cycling in the county. As well as wanting to hear from cyclists about their experiences, the county council is keen to understand any potential barriers to residents getting on their bikes.

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member responsible for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We want residents to be a part of the conversation on what a strategic cycling network could look like.

“Feedback and thoughts from residents across the county will help to inform future decision making as we continue to work to improve cycling facilities in the county.

“Enabling more people to be able to get on their bikes, whether it be for leisure or transport, is an important step in creating a Greener Gloucestershire.”

The planned workshops where residents can give their views have been updated:

  • Moreton-in-Marsh – 3pm-7pm, Tuesday, 5 July, Redesdale Hall, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0BA
  • Dursley – 3pm-7pm, Wednesday, 6 July, The Dursley Community Centre, Rednock Drive, Dursley, GL11 4BX
  • UPDATED: Bishop’s Cleeve – 3pm-7pm, Monday, 11 July, St Michael’s Centre, School Road, Bishop’s Cleeve, GL52 8BA (no session in Tewkesbury apologies for this error)
  • Newent – 3pm-7pm, Tuesday, 12 July, Newent Memorial Hall, 209 Bury Lane, Newent, GL18 1PT

An online survey will also be available soon if you are unable to attend the workshops.

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