The exhibitions are being organised by the Swindon Travel Choices project, which aims to get more people who work in the town centre to walk, cycle or use the bus.
A total of £4.5m in central government funding has been made available for the entire project which will involve four schemes. The first of these schemes will be known as the Western Flyer and will see the enhancement of the current cycleway that runs from Mead Way by the Westmead industrial estate, to the town centre at Sheppard Street.
The Western Flyer, which also takes in Bruce Street Bridges and the Oasis Leisure Centre, will deliver a high quality, high profile and safe route from West Swindon to the town centre.
Twenty per cent of town centre workers live in West Swindon and it is hoped the investment in the route will increase its profile and encourage more people to use their bikes to get to work.The estimated journey time from West Swindon to the town centre using The Western Flyer is between 10 and 15 minutes.
The second scheme which will be on display is an improvement to pedestrian and cycle access for the Regent Circus and Princes Street area. The works at Regent Circus aim to provide a more direct, quick and attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians travelling from the east into key workplaces such as Nationwide’s Kingsbridge Point and Swindon Borough Council’s Civic Campus.
The scheme complements the work undertaken at Whalebridge Roundabout and Fleming Way to prioritise sustainable methods of transport in the town centre.
See the exhibition of the proposals at the Link Centre Library in West Swindon on Saturday 16 June, 10am to 2pm, combined with a cycle roadshow from 10am to 3pm
There is also cycle roadshow on Sunday 17 June, 10am to 3pm, at North Swindon Library
These free events organised by Swindon Travel Choices during Bike Week will offer maintenance and safety checks by a cycle mechanic, bike security marking, and an information stall packed with maps, leaflets and goodies.
All welcome to have their bikes looked at and to find out more about cycling in and around Swindon.
Other bike related events can be found at: www.bikeweek.org.uk
See project updates via the dedicated Swindon Travel Choices Facebook page and on Twitter @Swindon_Travel
The Swindon Travel Choices team can also be contacted by email at email@example.com