Buckinghamshire Council has confirmed that the trial “active travel” scheme in Trinity Road, intended to encourage walking and cycling, will be made permanent. This is following a Statutory Consultation period where over two thirds of respondents were in favour.
So, the short stretch of Trinity Road will continue to restrict vehicles, creating a car-free section providing access to local schools and towards the town centre. The bollards will be replaced with a permanent version, and some additional signs will be installed.
Steven Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport, said:
“We are very grateful to everyone who has provided feedback throughout the trial schemes and during the statutory consultations. Active Travel Schemes aim to encourage residents to undertake more local journeys by foot and by bike. For example, on Trinity Road in Marlow we’ve seen a 45% increase in pedestrians and 12% increase in cyclists during the trial.“