Alternative Maidenhead to Fifield cycle route to be discussed tonight

Alternative Maidenhead to Fifield cycle route to be discussed tonight

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Simon Meechan

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Alternative Maidenhead to Fifield cycle route to be discussed tonight

Alternatives to the 'unfit for purpose' Maidenhead to Fifield cycle route were set to be discussed by the Royal Borough cycle forum tonight.

It links Maidenhead to the village using the A308 footpath.

A report due to be heard by the cycle forum at Windsor Guildhall says the path is too narrow, has poor visibility and cuts in front of private accesses to houses.

This means many cyclists opt to ride on the road, with the report adding: "This causes delay for motorists who are unable to pass due to the narrow carriageway and high traffic flows."

In the last five years 10 people have been injured in accidents between Hibbert Road and Monkey Island Lane.

The alternative NCN4 cycle path follows Green Lane through Braywick Park, Hibbert Road, Bray Road, Old Mill Lane and Monkey Island Lane.

But the report says the route's speed bumps and lack of street lighting cause problems for cyclists.

It suggests building a cycle path in The Causeway connecting Bray Road and Hibbert Road, or extending the 'cycle friendly traffic calming measures' on Bray Road and Hibbert Road, which could include a 20mph speed limit in Hibbert Road.

Both options would require consultation with landowners.

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