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Bridgwater maps out the way by going digital

  Cycling and walking in the Bridgwater area is about to get much easier – thanks to the latest technology! The Bridgwater Way is launching a brand new cycling and walking map for Bridgwater and the surrounding area. It means cyclists and walkers can now plan their journeys in advance or on the go by […]

Key cycle link set to be delivered in Bridgwater

Improvements to cycle and footway provision between the Wylds Rd/ The Drove junction and the A39 Bath Road, Bridgwater are set to begin in May. Starting on Tuesday 7 May, the work forms part of The Bridgwater Way project which is delivering a host of travel improvements to existing roads and junctions, as well as […]

Virtual Easter hunt eggs on Bridgwater’s smart travellers

A modern twist on an ancient tradition will see Bridgwater’s first ever virtual Easter Egg hunt later this month. The Bridgwater Way travel initiative is inviting communities in North Petherton, Stockmoor and Wilstock to take part in the hunt which is similar in design to the Pokemon Go phenomenon. Families and children will search out […]

Change the way you travel – and earn prizes along the way

The Bridgwater Way is inviting the local community to change the way they travel in and around the town – and earn rewards at the same time. A new scheme is being introduced that will enable people to track their travel movements through a mobile phone App, earning points and prizes as they adapt their […]

The Bridgwater Way returns – reducing congestion and helping healthier lifestyles

Businesses, schools and communities in Bridgwater are being invited to sign-up to the next stage of an initiative to change the way people travel in and around the town. Phase two of The Bridgwater Way, run by Somerset County Council and funded by EDF Energy, aims to ease traffic congestion and make it easier for […]

£800,000 scheme to improve cycling facilities between Cannington and Sandford Corner set to begin

Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Sandford Corner are set to get underway at the end of June. The Somerset County Council scheme will construct a new footway/cycleway alongside the A39 between Cannington Main Road Roundabout and Sandford Hill Roundabout. This will provide a safe off -road route for cyclists and pedestrians currently […]

One way restrictions to be lifted in Bridgwater

  The temporary one way system around Wylds Road, The Drove and Bristol Road in Bridgwater will be removed next month. EDF Energy has announced that the work will be finished ahead of the original 29 weeks forecast, with crucial resurfacing work taking place this week with overnight road closures in place on Bristol Road […]

Drivers reminded to follow the one-way system in Bridgwater

Motorists are being urged to follow a temporary one-way system in Bridgwater after a CCTV camera was installed on East Quay. A minority of motorists have been ignoring a ‘No Entry’ sign and driving the wrong way through the one-way system where East Quay joins The Drove in a bid to get round the diversion. […]

Funding for advanced technology to aid traffic

Somerset County Council has received £290,000 of funding from the Department for Transport to support technology to cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. The funding will enable EDF Energy’s HGVs and park-and-ride buses to use innovative on board technology that will communicate with traffic lights to provide advance phase and timing […]

Somerset County Council welcomes free community bus service

Somerset County Council has welcomed the free community bus service funded by EDF Energy from Bridgwater to Minehead. The service, which launched today (Monday 6 February), fills some of the gap left when Webberbus ceased to trade late last year and has followed lengthy discussions between EDF Energy, local communities and local bus companies. The […]