Better transport

Get Wells Cycling

Many residents of Wells and the surrounding area are very keen to make Wells better for cycling and get more people on bikes.  If you would like to be involved please get in touch via cycling@sustainablewells.org.uk

These are some of the areas we are working on –

Facilities:

  • Bike racks – More of them, better ones (eg with lockers) and in more locations
  • Recognize employers who provide bike storage and facilities for staff
  • Showers available for longer-distance commuters
  • Electric bike charging point
  • Bike hire

Cycle routes:

  • Traffic segregated paths  
  • Greater connectedness of paths
  • Strawberry line linking Wells to Cheddar and Shepton
  • Better clarity on where cycling is allowed (not on pavements)
  • Improve some existing  paths – hedges, potholes, poor lighting

Events:

  • Regular cycle ride socials
  • Car-free day in the city centre
  • Electric bikes to try
  • Prominent towns folk cycling

Interrelations with other road users:

  • Encourage respect and awareness for cyclists from drivers
  • Appreciation that every cyclist is a potential car journey avoided – traffic and parking
  • Be designated as a cycle-friendly city

 

Electric vehicles

Transitioning from petrol/diesel vehicles to electric ones is going to be essential to decarbonize the transport system.  This is a huge transition that will take years but it is vital and we need to encourage this change.