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Orpington cycle lane plans to be changed

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 October 2018

Plans for an £850,000 cycle lane in Orpington are set to be rejigged. Picture: Tim Ireland/ PA

Plans for an £850,000 cycle lane in Orpington are set to be rejigged. Picture: Tim Ireland/ PA

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Plans for an £850,000 cycle lane in Orpington are set to be rejigged.

Cyclists riding down Crofton Road could be set to get a new lane as councillors are asked to approve plans for new cycling and walking infrastructure.

Over a year since the scheme first emerged, a committee will this week be updated on the revamped proposals following a consultation and several meetings with members of the Crofton Residents Association.

Crofton Residents Association had concerns over the proposed scheme, despite a council consultation showing 65pc of people in favour of making the facility even longer.

A spokesman for the residents association said earlier this year there were fears over the loss of green space, with one neighbour speaking out over cyclist speeds.

Officers say the revised scheme would combat the concerns raised.

The route would wind around trees between Ormonde Avenue and Crofton Avenue, and it is hoped it will slow cyclists down and preserve green space.

From there to Orpington station, a separate carriageway with “flow cycle lanes” will be installed separate from footpaths.

The plans are still subject to road safety checks, but councillors are being asked to give the go-ahead to move forward with them.

The cycle route was originally only thought to cost £160k, but following the consultation its now expected to be closer to £850k

Council documents explain: “In response to the consultation, the improved scheme is costed at £850k, which includes more segregation than originally envisaged, plus the planting of new trees and some landscaping to generally improve one section of the route for walking as well as for cycling.”

If the scheme gets the green light from councillors it is thought it will be built by 2020.

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