New cycleway from Hilperton to Trowbridge
August 5, 2020 7:30 AM
Great to see the speed at which this cycle way linking Hilperton to Trowbridge, providing safer access to the town centre for cyclists and pedestrians is being created,
The momentum behind this scheme makes it even more difficult to understand why in July 2020, Wiltshire Council voted by 52 to 31 to reject a Liberal Democrats resolution encouraging cycling, walking and horse riding.
The surprise result came as town and parish councils put forward over 200 new schemes to do just that. The government has also awarded the Council £900,000 to support these schemes.
With the emphasis nationally on Public health and exercise, perhaps some councillors on Wiltshire Council should be reconsidering their opposition to such schemes.