Slough consults on Taplow route improvements

Slough Borough Council is consulting on plans for a shared cycleway and footpath linking Slough with Taplow, aiming to strengthen public transport links ahead of the start of Crossrail trains in 2019.

Slough has been working with neighbouring Buckinghamshire County Council on the proposals, which aim to improve access for cyclists along the main A4 Bath Road from Slough to Taplow railway station, via shopping centres, housing estates and business areas.

Slough Borough Council is consulting on the proposed Slough section of the route – between Burnham Lane and the Huntercombe Lane crossroads – until 23 July.

The Buckinghamshire stretch of the route will connect to Slough’s, creating a linear route from Slough towards the Thames bridge and towpath near Taplow.

Buckinghamshire County Council is expected to have their draft plan ready to share with residents and community groups in a consultation later in the summer.

Councillor Fiza Matloob, commissioner for transport and highways at Slough Borough Council, said: “We’ve been big advocates of sustainable travel in Slough for many years and as a result we have greatly improved our infrastructure to encourage more people out of their cars.

“This scheme take things a step further, providing a safer and continuous walking and cycling route from one end of the borough to the other, and linking up with local and national routes.

“We think it’ll make things easier for local people to reap the many benefits of leaving their cars at home more often, whether it’s more money in the bank, improved health and wellbeing or less congested roads.”

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