cycle liaison panel will give cyclists an opportunity to voice their
opinions on current facilities and plans for improvements.
will be able to tell the county council what facilities or improvements
they think would help to make cycling easier, safer and more enjoyable
in and around the county town.
Wiltshire Dictrict Council Offices.
County Council will be running the meetings at North Wilts District
Council's office at Monkton Park every three months, starting Tuesday,
sessions will run from 5.30pm until 7pm.
from Wiltshire County Council and North Wilts District Council will
be on hand to answer any questions.
forum is open to all new and existing cyclists and cyclists' groups,
such as the Chippenham Wheelers. Anyone wanting to take up riding
but worried about how to go about it is also welcome.
Prendergast, Travelwise manager at Wiltshire County Council, said:
"It is very important for the county council to talk to cyclists
and to listen to them.
is always useful to share knowledge and find out what cyclists think
about cycling facilities in the county and what improvements they
would like to see.
together we can hopefully increase cycling and reduce the number
of car trips, especially those under two to three miles in length."
county council has already held a new panel in Trowbridge, following
on from the long established successful group in Salisbury.
are plans to start cycle liaison panels in many of Wiltshire's other
towns this year, including Devizes on February 25 and Melksham after
outcomes of November's meeting in Trowbridge were a review of cycle
signing and line markings in Town Park being requested and three
important link schemes being endorsed by the panel, including between
Gloucester Road and Pitman Avenue, and in the Wingfield Road area.
For more information cyclists should email
or phone Kevin O'Connor at the County Council on 01225 713404.