Consultation Document Active Travel Scheme – Buckley

Scheme Background
In partnership, Flintshire County Council and Buckley Town Council formed a working group to explore possible highway improvements in and around the town centre.  The group successfully secured funding to expand the current Active Travel infrastructure within Buckley through the provision of sustainable links from Schools in to Buckley Town Centre.

Why are the improvements required?
In recent years, there has been concerns raised regarding walking and cycling links to the schools within the town.  The proposals will provide a safer and more attractive environment for people to do this.

Proposed Improvements and Safety Measures

  • 3 metred shared use path adjacent to the Common - connecting the existing active travel infrastructure on Knowle Lane
  • 4 way traffic signals with Toucan crossing facility – replacing existing pedestrian crossing signals near the Elfed High School
  • 3 metred shared use path along the B5127 Mill Lane to link with Footpath 22
  • Widening of the B5127 Mill Lane to allow for designated residents parking provision on Mill Lane and the free flow movement of traffic together with 3 metred shared use path
  • Bus stop improvements on the B5127 Mill Lane
  • Widening of the Footpath adjacent to the Elfed High School to allow for a shared use path
  • Provision of off-road cycle link to Southdown Primary School with a Parallel crossing facility on Elfed Drive
  • Upgrade of existing traffic signals on A549 Argoed Road and Brunswick Road (High Street section to a Toucan crossing
  • On-road cycling facility along Brunswick Road (High Street section) – including 20mph speed limit
  • 3 metred shared use path from Westwood Primary School to the town centre

B5127 Mill Lane, Buckley - General Arrangement
Cycle Pathway Proposals

How does this affect me as a resident? 
Your views are important and will help us to provide a ‘tailor made’ scheme.  We want to enhance the community by making our network safer and improving connectivity within the town.

Scheme Consultation 
This consultation is focused on improvements which will greatly improve both the quality and safety of routes to and from schools, and the wider community to encourage active modes of travel for pupils, parents and local residents. 

We would like to hear your views on the proposals and have included a set of specific questions for which a response is welcomed. 

The consultation period is open until midnight of 14 December 2020. 

How can I comment? 
We want to hear what you think about our proposals but it’s not possible to hold face-to-face consultation events due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Instead, we would ask you to comment online. 

Comment Online >>

Or, you can call to register your views on: 01352 701234.

Responses by: 14 December 2020