Cycle Routes Update

There have been some updates to planned cycle routes to share.

New Route From Wantage via Hendreds and Ardington Oxfordshire County Council have not been able to secure the land needed to build this path along the preferred route. This is disappointing news and we have a meeting with OCC to discuss options for the route in a couple of weeks.
One issue is that the funding has to be spent by March 2020 and OCC would like us to put forward alternative schemes that could be built within this time frame. If you have any ideas for new cycle routes or upgrades please contact web@harbug.org.uk Please note that any suggestions should be ‘shovel ready’ i.e. be existing rights of way or using local authority land and the funding is to improve cycling between towns and business parks.

The A34 Link Between Chilton and West Ilsley Interchanges
There has been a step forward for this route. Highways England have commissioned Kier group to undertake a feasibility study into the route. HarBUG has met with with Kier and Highways England to go through options and they are now looking at the preferred option (agreed by all) of a route that joins the Chilton underpass and runs along the west side of the A34 on the inside of the field i.e. away from the carriage way and connects to theĀ  existing bridleway at the West Ilsley interchange / Bury Lane.
This is just the first step but it is a step forward.