The engagement of this project has ended
6 months ago
How satisfied are you with the Yeovil LCWIP?
Please let us know your comments on the plan.
A plan is someones vision. What works for one may not for another. I don't like money wasted on these cycle lanes when the majority won't use them so I'm all for making walking routes safer.
What would you like to see in future versions of the plan?
Improving walking lanes
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7 months ago
Use Chinnock Hollow as part of the active travel scheme from walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Would take cyclists off the A30 and encourage more cyclists travel to West Yeovil for work etc especially when there is a big expansion at Leonardos. Would make safe access for the part of the village at the top of Chinnock Hollow.
There are numerous walking routes particularly around Ham Hill. Signage is most important, but must be discrete.
Cycling: less of a concern as the countryside routes aren’t suitable, and cyclists hurtling along footpaths is lethal.
Walking routes with clear but empathetic signage to complement the new visitor centre at Ham Hill.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about walking and cycling in Yeovil?
Cycling is for roads: not footpaths.
Having recently moved here from the Cotswolds, I can say, from personal experience, huge numbers of cyclists, riding in great groups, are an absolute curse, both to walkers, motorists and other road users.
over 1 year ago
The plan is very centred on Yeovil but apart from one small paragraph carries no mention of walking and cycling in rural areas
There is a strong body of support to design and build a traffic free active travel route to connect Curry Rivel and Langport/Huish Episcopi (and longer term beyond)
A study has been part funded by Somerset County Council Climate Emergency fund (and by crowd funding and PC donations). The report is now finalised and we are ready to start building a section of the route. However we need guidance and of course sources of finance
Yes. Both Somerset County Council and SSDC have been made aware of this project and we would be grateful for guidance on how our project fits in with LCWIP.
A meeting is taking place on 18th Jan to decide on next steps