Sustrans has invited cyclists based in Bath and North East Somerset to come forward with their visions for the future of cycling infrastructure in the area.
This work comes as part of a Sustrans project to design a new ‘Strategic Cycle Network for Bath and North East Somerset’ which the council has committed to invest significant future funding into developing. This recommendation will form part of the council’s ‘Transport Strategy and shape their vision for cycling’.
The website allows users to suggest their ideas for brand new or improved cycle routes over a map of Bath and North East Somerset.
Ian Barrett, South West regional director for Sustrans said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to work closely with the communities in Bath and North East Somerset and our partners at B&NES Council.’
“This project will ensure that we can reflect the demand for high quality cycle routes throughout the area and will create an ambitious vision for a network that will give more people the option to walk and cycle for every day trips.”
Users are invited to highlight specific points on the map that they feel should be improved or draw extended routes, all of which can be annotated to provide detailed suggestions.
Cllr Nigel Roberts, Bath and North East Somerset Council cycling champion added: “Cycling represents a significant part of the Council's transport strategy, this audit is an important way of getting the views of cyclists and those who would like to cycle but currently don't.”
Sustrans will also host a series of public drop-in events through February to give people an opportunity to share their ideas in person.
These events will run from 1PM till 8PM on the following dates:
17th February Brunswick Room at the Guildhall, Bath.
20th February Millenium Hall, Chew Magna.
24th February Hollies Council Chamber, Radstock
28th February Royal British Legion, Keynsham
The new interactive website is online here.