A new cycle crossing will soon be introduced at the junction of Cocklebury Road and Sadlers Mead in Chippenham.

The ‘toucan’ crossing will replace the existing pedestrian crossings in Cocklebury Road and waiting restrictions have been proposed as part of the scheme.

One Chippenham resident, Bryant Vincent, believes that increased traffic from the multi-storey on Sadlers Mead – due to be completed in early 2021 – coupled with this crossing will lead to problems and raised concerns over the potential for accidents.

“Wiltshire Council have already upset people in Chippenham with the multi-story car park and again not fully appreciated their plans need to be very carefully considered before being published,” he said.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for highways, said: “As part of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP)-funded enhancements to the sustainable transport provision in Chippenham, we are planning to remove the zebra crossing and replace it with a toucan crossing at another location on the same road.

“The new crossing will be easier for cyclists to use and will link it with shared-use path on Sadlers Mead, and also to the wider Chippenham cycle network.”

The scheme is currently subject to consultation and residents can have their say on the Wiltshire Council website.

Have your say by emailing: TrafficOrders@wiltshire.gov.uk and quoting the reference number HKB/TRO/CHIP

Consultation for the crossing ends on Monday, August 31 2020.