We have successfully secured just over £36,000 of grant funding from the Department for Transport to put towards enhanced walking and cycling provisions.
We are considering using this money to create a shared cycleway and footway provision along a stretch of Burley Road, Oakham.
To help understand the level of support for the scheme, as well as general views on walking and cycling provisions, between Monday 14 June and Sunday 11 July 2021 we ran a public consultation.
A summary of the key findings from the consultation survey is now available to download.
A full analysis of these findings, along with any free text responses received through the survey or by email, will be included within a follow up report which will be produced in due course.
The potential new route would start at the Burley Road roundabout, connecting with the existing shared cycleway and footway on the bypass.
The route would span the section of Burley Road (on the northern side) running approximately up to Oakham C of E primary school.
You can view the potential new route in these visuals:
You can also view frequently asked questions relating to the potential route.
If the scheme is approved, construction will take place by 31 March 2022.
Benefits of the potential new route
If constructed, it is hoped that the route would provide the following benefits:
- safer walking and cycling provisions
- alternative means of travel
- encourage more sustainable and active modes of travel
- enhanced connections to two local schools and the town centre
- reduce our impact on the environment
How feedback will be used
We will review the feedback we receive before a final decision is made.
If the scheme is given approval, detailed designs will be produced (incorporating any necessary changes resulting from the consultation) and a safety audit undertaken.
These changes will be brought back to consultation if they result in a significantly altered scheme.
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