Help to shape the Exeter cycle network
Posted on: 6 July 2015
A consultation will be held next week on Devon County Council’s plans to improve Exeter’s cycle network.
With some major housing and employment developments underway and others proposed to the east and south of the city, the County Council is planning to improve cycling infrastructure and it wants to hear people’s views on its proposals.
The proposed routes, linking Cranbrook to the city centre and University of Exeter, as well as connecting Newcourt to the city centre, aim to make cycle trips for leisure cyclists and commuters safer, quicker and more appealing.
Three consultation events are planned which will provide an opportunity for people to view the proposed cycle routes and comment on them.
• Tuesday 14 July – 2pm to 8pm – County Hall, Topsham Road entrance (free parking after 4pm);
• Wednesday 15 July – 10am to 8pm – Princesshay Shopping Centre, Bedford Square (near Barclays Bank);
• Thursday 16 July – 2pm to 8pm – Sainsbury’s car park, Pinhoe Road.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for cycling, said: “Cycle links between emerging and proposed developments and major destinations in the city will be key to minimising the impact on the road network in order to provide a sustainable alternative to using the car. We’re keen for as many people as possible to come along to the consultation events and give us their views on the proposals, so that any development meets the local need.
“There has been a 40% increase in daily cycling rates in Exeter since 2005, which suggests that more people are already choosing to leave their car at home and cycle or walk to work, so it’s important that Devon County Council recognises this trend and provide infrastructure to meet demand. Not only will this support economic growth but it will also encourage more people to leave their cars at home, helping them to improve health, fitness and their local environment.”
Anyone unable to attend any of the consultation events can click here from Tuesday 14 July to view the consultation material online and provide feedback.
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