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Councillor calls for cycle route from South Wonston to Winchester
1:10pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
MORE joined-up thinking please.
That’s the plea from South Wonston Safe Cycling campaigner David Selby to highway officials and the developer of Barton Farm.
The parish councillor is involved in a campaign to get an off-road cycle route from South Wonston to Winchester city.
Children from the village could then cycle to Henry Beaufort Secondary School and Peter Symonds sixth form college.
“With bus fares around £500 per year to Peter Symonds it will make a difference and exercise is better than taking a bus,” said Mr Selby.
At present, there are separate proposals for cycle routes from Worthy Down Camp to Sir John Moore Barracks and along the old Andover Road which is to be closed to traffic but it needs to be extended all the way to City Road, says Mr Selby.
“I hope they will put the different elements together,” said the parish councillor who is lobbying city and county council officials.
At the weekend members of the campaign group were distributing questionaires to locals to estimate how many cyclists there are in South Wonston.
According to the last village design plan in 2006, some 946 adults and 301 children had bikes.
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