You said we did - consultation results
Summary of feedback and what we've changed
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Following a comprehensive public engagement exercise in spring 2021, we have reviewed and made changes to the proposed B4063 Gloucester to Cheltenham cycleway scheme, between Elmbridge Court roundabout and Arle Court roundabout. We have sought external advice from a nationally recognised cycle design expert, Sustrans and independently by our consultant Atkins to ensure rigorous audits of the scheme have taken place and it complies with the required standards.
We are committed to delivering the highest quality cycle facility within the constraints of the existing highway boundary, to encourage people to use active travel and gain the physical and mental health benefits it brings. It is an opportunity to provide a nationally recognised facility that would be the longest of its type currently proposed in the country and National Highway’s (formerly Highways England) top priority designated funds cycle scheme.
We’re concerned about the width of the footway and cycleway. A substantial part of the cycle track is less than 3m wide, so could some extra space be provided in some sections?
What we did
We have worked hard to accommodate more space for cyclists in the redesign. More space has been dedicated to the cycleway whilst attempting to retain as much footway as possible for pedestrians. In most cases the extra width has been taken from the main highway, however there are limits on how much space we can use due to the minimum road width needed for two double decker buses to pass each other safely. Buying private land to increase the space available is not a cost efficient option, and locations of utilities like gas and water mains also need to be negotiated in the design. We believe we now have a scheme which balances the needs of all highways users and residents.