On Monday July 14th 2014 work is expected to start on a new cycle network in Beaconsfield new town. It will take around six weeks to complete and will improve cycling links around the town.
The scheme involves the creation of new cycle lanes, erection of signs, introduction of traffic calming measuers, raised pedestrian crossings and a mini roundabout. The improvements are part-funded by the Government.
The improvements come as a result of work Buckinghamshire County Council has done with the Beaconsfield Cycle Paths Action Group, Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity) and Chiltern Railways. £500,000 in funding has been secured by the County Council for the improvements.
As part of the scheme, in April new under-cover cycle parking at Beaconsfield railway station was opened doubling the number of spaces at the station to 180.
The forthcoming improvements will be around Station Road, Grove Road, Burkes Road, Maxwell Road and Ellwood Road. The works aim to make it easier to cycle to the station, control traffic speed, and make the new town safer for walkers, cyclists and motorists.
The improvements comprise of the following:
- Most of the work will take place in Station Road, including a new mini roundabout at the Grove Road junction.
- Traffic calming will be installed in Burkes Road, Maxwell Road and Ellwood Road.
- The path over the railway line between Maxwell Road and Caledon Road/One Tree Lane (apart from the footbridge) will widened to create a shared pedestrian and cycle route.
More about the scheme can be found at www.buckscc.gov.uk/beaconsfieldcycling.