Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon cycle route
Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Sustrans and Highways England are currently working together on a proposal for a new cycle/pedestrian route between Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon. This could save 111,000 motor vehicle trips across Junction 16 each year.
Following community consultation, a preferred route has been chosen which includes a shared use pedestrian/cycle path constructed alongside the north side of the A3102.
The next steps will be to secure the support of landowners and obtain planning approval. Once these can be achieved there is a better chance of securing funding because only then, can the project be delivered to a clear timetable. A number of funding sources are being considered such as the Community Infrastructure Levy and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.