Wichelstowe bus corridor proposals scaled back

Diagram of bus priority scheme on Bath Road
Proposals for the junction between Devizes Road and Wood Street proved unpopular at consultations.
In their latest highways newsletter, Swindon Borough Council has admitted that its proposals for a bus corridor through Old Town were not popular.

Limited support was generated for the proposals involving the core Old Town area, which included exploring the use of Wood Street for bus services and changes to the junction arrangements for Wood Street-Devizes Road. An alternative scheme at the Regent Circus bus interchange is being promoted.

The changes proposed for Wootton Bassett Road and Mannington Roundabout were more popular and will go ahead as planned. The newsletter makes no mention of the eastbound bus lane that was proposed for Pipers Way.