Ambitious plans to improve cycling and walking routes across Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot are now the subject of a new four week public consultation.

The improvements are being paid for by a grant of £335,000 from the second round of the government’s Active Travel Fund, which was announced in December.

The council has put forward five schemes across Ascot, Maidenhead and Windsor for public consideration - and the response will determine which actually go ahead.

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The council is particularly keen to get the public's reaction to plans for a segregated cycleway along Dedworth Road in West Windsor and a cycle route linking the north-east and south of Maidenhead avoiding the busy A4.

Low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) with bollards, wider pavements and vehicle barriers are also being considered in areas of Ascot, Maidenhead and Windsor - as well as 'school streets' with specific traffic controls.

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Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “This new funding from central Government is very welcome, and we’re keen to give residents a voice on how it’s spent through the consultation.

“The funding isn’t enough to deliver all five of the originally proposed schemes, so feedback from residents is particularly important.”

The consultation has already begun and closes on Tuesday, February 9.

It’s the councils aim to have agreement on the final schemes by March, with delivery planned for the second quarter of this year.

Residents can see the proposals and take part in the consultation by visiting the online consultation at