A new cycle route linking Dedworth and Clewer with Windsor Town Centre is due to be finished this week.

The route, which begins at the junction of Clarence Road with Hatch Lane and ends on William Street, was developed in consultation with members of the Cycle Forum. It provides a signed quieter cycle route to Windsor town centre from the west, avoiding the busy Clarence Road roundabout.

All signage along the route will include journey times rather than distances, as this is considered to be more useful for new cyclists.

Councillor Samantha Rayner, te Royal Borough's lead member for resident and leisure services said: “This new cycle route will connect these two parts of Windsor wonderfully, allowing a safe route for cyclists of all experiences.

“Cycling is an important mode of transport for work and pleasure and I hope many residents will take this opportunity of safer infrastructure to make cycling the best way to travel where appropriate. Cycling offers many advantages and is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to travel.

“Thank you to the Cycle Forum, residents and councillors for contributing to make this the best solution. I look forward to more such projects.”

A number of features have also been implemented along the route in order to improve safety:

• Cycle symbols have been painted on the carriageway at junctions to highlight the presence of cyclists on this route.

• Bollards and signage have been installed at the Green Lane entrance to the subway under the A308 Goslar Way to improve safety while preserving access for maintenance vehicles.

• ‘Filtered permeability’ is in place at the northern end of Trinity Place, allowing access only for cyclists and pedestrians.

The route is set to be accessible at once and the final few bollards will be installed over the next three to four weeks,