One year ago, a group of cyclists led by Stroud District Green Party, cycled from Stroud to Chalford, and back to Stroud Brewery, to call for safer cycling on the A419. This year, the riders were out again, celebrating the progress of a new feasibility study into a Golden Valley Cycle Route – and highlighting the importance of continued work to make for safe cycling.
Organiser, County Councillor Rachel Smith said: “Since last year, a feasibility study has started to look at design options for off-road cycling along the A419. It’s clear many people want to ride this route, but are put off by the speed of traffic, and lack of separate cycle way.”
The ride ended at Stroud Brewery, where leaflets were handed out to promote upcoming consultation events with the consultants working on the feasibility study. This includes an online survey (available here ) and two drop-in events:
- Wednesday 19th June, 3-7pm at Stroud Brewery
- Wednesday 26th June, 3-7pm at Stroud Subscription Rooms
The study is due to be completed by October 2019, and has been supported by Gloucestershire County Council, Chalford Parish Council, Stroud Town Council and Brimscombe and Thrupp Parish Council.