Council plans upgraded cycle route to town

Southern Flyer cycle way plans
Proposals for a new cycle route between Wichelstowe and Swindon Town Centre
A ‘Southern Flyer’ cycle route has been proposed by Swindon Borough Council, linking Wichelstowe to Swindon town centre. The approach is based on the council’s ‘Western Flyer’ route, finished in 2014, between West Swindon and the town centre. Like that, the Southern Flyer is mainly an upgrade of existing footpaths.

Starting near Waitrose, rather than taking the most direct route along the canal towpath, the cycle way will run along the wide footpaths beside Peglars Way and Redposts Drive, before joining an existing cycle path from Wootton Bassett Road to Turner Street. After crossing Westcott Place, the route follows Canal Walk, ending at Farnsby Street near the Brunel Centre and Wharf Green bike park. The works to improve the bicycle path include branded signs, paving and bollards, plus LED lighting along the route.

The plans will be on display at Swindon Travel Choicescycling roadshow outside Waitrose on Saturday 3rd October, between 11 am and 5 pm.