Credit : Chris Perry A public consultation has been launched by Devon County Council on proposals that aim to close the gaps in the cycling and walking network in the Barnstaple, Bideford and Northam area. The County Council is seeking views on four walking and six cycling schemes across the area, which are detailed online at devon.cc/bbnlcwip .
The draft “Barnstaple with Bideford and Northam Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan” (BBN LCWIP) outlines a number of potential walking and cycling schemes for future investment over the next 10-20 years. Map shows the 10 walking and cycling schemes proposed in the study area Proposals include:
· Development of a 3.5 mile route between Appledore and Bideford via Northam;
· A new link from west of Bideford and East-the-Water to Bideford town centre to improve access to the Tarka Trail;
· A new off-road connection between Landkey and Newport to access local schools and Barnstaple town centre;
· Connections from Whiddon Valley to Barnstaple to link new developments to the east of Barnstaple to the town centre;
· Creation of new links between Yelland, Fremington, Bickington, Roundswell and Sticklepath, increasing access points to the Tarka Trail but also creating direct alternatives;· Providing more space for pedestrians in Westward Ho! and Bideford, as well as improving crossing points for people with wheelchairs or mobility scooters;· Improving crossings in Barbican Road, Queen Street and Alexandra Street in Barnstaple to create safer access to the town centre.The plan also sets out proposals to upgrade existing cycling infrastructure to improve […]