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By Colin French | Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 10:40

Although Warminster is along way from becoming Amsterdam, it is however a step, or wheel turn closer to becoming more cycle friendly. The Warminster Cycle Group(WCG) have been hard at work identifying useful cycle routes around town. After the successfull public consultation at the library in early November, where the plans were aired, the Council has been quick in responding and the matter was bought up at the meeting last Monday 6th. A meeting is planned for next Monday to walk the route and look at the feasibility of bringing them into use and making cycling legal in places where it is currently not allowed.

When not organising the Warminsterwobble, the WCG are busy campaigning for improved cycling facilities for the folk of the town., Dents now building their new site, will for one, find the route from Portway to the Bath road estate very useful, and Deborah Moore the director is keen to see the route opened up to allow her employees access by foot or bike. she has been instrumental in getting the route via Portway noted by the Council in earlier communications.

The route is not restricted to Portway and the idea is, via a roughly circular route, is to connect most of the town with a safe means of getting to shops, schools and places of work. Many of these routes are used informally , our aim is to make them a part of an everyday  life and keeping townsfolk mobile and hopefully more healthy.

So although the wheel sometimes appear to turn slowly, suddenly there is sudden bursts of speed.

Check here for more details as they come in and do contact me if you missed the event in the library and would like to see the plans.



  • Profile image for timmytots

    Will Warminster one day be the Portland Oregon of the West Country?

    By timmytots at 20:42 on 20/02/11

  • Profile image for Victoriaco

    This is all good news. Warminster town centre is on relatively level ground and distances not great so we should be able to have a useful network of paths to help us cycle easily between the different areas of town.

    By Victoriaco at 18:29 on 08/12/10

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