Council seeks views on Station Road upgrade

By Jamie Hill - 27 November 2020

Community

Swindon Borough Council is asking people for their views on plans to make improvements to Station Road.

Letters have been sent to residents and businesses in the area asking them to fill out a survey to inform the Council’s improvement plans, though all residents in the borough are also encouraged to take part in the survey.

Earlier in the year, a temporary cycle lane was erected along Station Road to encourage people to use more sustainable forms of transport, and to help people socially distance more easily.

That trial has since come to an end, but the Council is keen to see how it can make more permanent improvements to Station Road to the benefit of all road users.

The survey feedback will be analysed and will feed into plans for possible upgrades on the Station Road corridor between Whitehouse Bridge and Emlyn Square.

Councillor Maureen Penny, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Waste Services, said: “The Council is looking to make improvements to this particular corridor of Station Road for all road users, creating a cleaner and friendlier environment for all.

“We value peoples’ opinions and I would encourage all residents and road users to fill out the survey to help us proceed.”

Earlier in the week it was announced that the Council is to receive £731,500, as part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to improve walking and cycling provision in Swindon. It is anticipated that this funding will be used to make any future changes to Station Road.

The survey is open until Wednesday, 9 December and should take no more than five minutes to complete.

The survey can be accessed here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/StationRd/

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