Two Active Travel Schemes in Aylesbury and Marlow to be made permanent

Buckinghamshire Council is to make two Active Travel Schemes permanent to encourage walking and cycling. These schemes will help support residents’ healthy lifestyles and efforts to reduce their carbon emissions.


In Marlow, a 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.


Many residents fed back on the Southcourt scheme in Aylesbury about still allowing some vehicles to pass, so the council has decided to reduce the number of restrictions on motor vehicles but will be keeping the segregated cycle lane and path for pedestrians and wheelchair users to provide a safe and vital link between Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury. This will be reviewed after 12 months.

The changes are expected to create a quieter area for everyone, encouraging cycling and walking while still maintaining vehicle access for local residents and businesses.


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.


“Both schemes are also expected to improve local air quality and reduce traffic congestion.”


Traffic Regulation Orders have been made as required legalising the proposed restrictions and measures to make these new route changes permanent. This includes additional signage and the removal and repainting of lines on Churchill Avenue in Aylesbury (instead of the current covered lines introduced in the trial scheme) which will be undertaken during April 2022.


More information on Active Travel Schemes in Buckinghamshire can be found at: