The council will be submitting a bid for funding for different transport projects and a consultation has been launched to gather residents’ views.
The bid through the Levelling Up Fund is for three complementary projects which will promote active and sustainable modes of transport, enhancing accessibility to economic, social and cultural opportunities in Slough for local communities and visitors.
The following proposals will enable wider multi-user access to employment, housing, leisure and culture.
- Farnham Road public realm – We want to improve the public realm of Farnham Road (between its junctions with Essex Avenue and Sheffield Road), including introducing safer pedestrian areas, and to improve cycling infrastructure, improve access to local shops and businesses for users of all modes of transport.
- Salt Hill Park and Western Gateway – Innovative design to create a coherent, connected space that marks out a Western Gateway experience leading into the Heart of Slough. Improving the Three Tuns junction, west of the park, connecting the green space, and seeing the spaces working together could help establish a sense of place.
- Farnham Road Bus Accessibility - We want to improve the reliability and accessibility of buses on Farnham Road by upgrading and revising the phasing of the traffic signals along the full length of Farnham Road within the Borough. We also want to improve access to the bus stops by adjusting their locations where needed, and by improving footways and removing clutter.
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for transport and the local environment, said: “If we were to be successful in winning this bid, it would enable many improvements to be made in the town which would benefit cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. I would encourage residents to complete the survey and to share their views, so we can make any changes to our proposals before submitting the bid in July.”
The community and stakeholder consultation, which runs until 30 June, is about gathering insight into what local improvements residents would like to see and to get their views on the proposals. It is not about scheme designs, as this will come later if the bid is successful.
To have your say, visit the consultation webpage https://slough.citizenspace.com/transport/levelling-up-fund