Clevedon support for quiet lanes plan

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 July 2017

A scheme has started to designate some roads in North Somerset as quiet lanes.

A scheme has started to designate some roads in North Somerset as quiet lanes.


Clevedon Town Council has indicated it will support a scheme to designate roads as quiet lanes.

The Countryside Agency began a national scheme to create a ‘network’ of country lanes that can be safely used by walkers and cyclists.

Although the council’s transport and highways committee does not believe it has any roads suitable for the initiative, it has suggested it would look to link up with nearby villages.

Alex Giles-Townsend, chairman of the committee, said: “They are existing lanes or roads that are deemed quiet and the idea is to put up notification for drivers to say they are entering a quiet area.

“The idea is for neighbouring parishes to get involved as well so you get a network of quiet lanes.

“If neighbouring parishes had quiet lanes we may look at roads leaving our town and connecting them.”

Nailsea Town Council is also behind the idea, recently suggesting Youngwood Lane and Moor Lane be designated quiet lanes.

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