Phase Four of the Brooklands Accessibility Project, a major scheme to provide safer walking and cycling between Weybridge town centre and Brooklands, starts this week. This phase improves the paths around the allotments and Churchfields Recreation Ground and is divided into two parts.
The first part involves clearing vegetation away to increase the effective widths of the paths and smoothing out the rather dangerous right-angled corner near the skateboard park. This will involve some path closures starting Tuesday 1st December.
Weybridge Society is working closely with the SCC project team and will post details of these closures on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/weybridgesociety
Note that you do not need to have a Facebook account to view this page.
To start with, from Tues 1st Dec you can expect closures from Point A to Point D on the map (i.e. between St James’ Church and the cross-path intersection by the paddling pool) for the rest of the week and possibly into the start of next week. We will keep our Facebook page updated on this as the week progresses. On top of these closures, D to G will also be closed on Wednesday for one day only. The extent of the rest of the planned works between now and January will depend on what is found on site as the route is cleared and will be communicated as soon as more information is available.
The second part of this phase early next year is subject to the authorisation of a cycle track order to formalise the paths as cycle routes. This work would involve the upgrading of the existing barrier calming measures to make them more easily navigable by cyclists (and pushchairs and mobility scooters, etc) while still ensuring safety for people walking. There would also be new signage to encourage considerate use of the paths by everyone.
The Society is also working with the SCC team on the design of calming measures and signage for the second stage of work and we will be sending out a survey to residents shortly to help us get your views on this.