A roadshow event will take place in Shrewsbury this week, to enable people to find out more about proposals for new and improved cycling and walking routes in Shropshire. Council officers will be outside The Darwin Shopping Centre on Friday 12 May 2023 between 10am and 4pm to enable people find out more, and ask questions.
The top-scoring proposed cycling and walking schemes in Shrewsbury in the Draft Cycling and Walking Plan are:
- Investigate width/weight limits on Welsh Bridge.
- Introduce segregated cycle lane along A5191 (Belle Vue Road).
- Access across the Railway station from The Dana to the town centre
- Flatter route than Wyle Cop around town centre along Beeches Lane and Town Walls.
- Upgrade national cycle route on Shelton Road.
- Connection through Radbrook Green along Bank Farm Road connecting residential areas towards Shrewsbury Hospital and Meole Brace retail park, as well as other destinations (eg. local schools).
- Connect Shrewsbury Hospital to the national cycle network route 81, create cycle route along Kingswood Road and Mossbank Way.
- Cycle route along Preston Street connecting The Column Roundabout to the new estate (Lily Hay).
- Provide an alternate cycle route towards Cherry Orchard along London Road rather than the river route.
- Connect Cherry Orchard to the river crossing along Castle Walk.
- Improve the public realm of the town centre with increased places to stop and rest.
- Improve walking comfort on steep hills (eg. Wyle Cop) such as through increased places to rest, handrails and slip-resistant materials.
- Improve walking environment on Castle Street through footway widening or reducing street clutter.
- Improve walking route underneath railway bridges on Castle Foregate.
- Investigate step-free access to the Frankwell Suspension Bridge.
- Reinstate access to the Kingsland Bridge from the riverside walk on the north side.
- Review crossings at the junction at the southern end of Welsh Bridge to make the routes for pedestrians simpler and clearer.
- Investigate a town centre-wide 20mph speed limit. • Improve existing potential of totem signage further to improve walking legibility of town centre
For further details of the proposals and to take part in the consultation visit https://next.shropshire.gov.uk/local-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure…