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Bridgwater goes that extra ‘35,000’ miles

  People across Bridgwater have been using the BetterPoints app through The Bridgwater Way programme to travel more actively; earning rewards and enjoying the health benefits of walking and cycling. So popular has it been, that users have now racked up over 35,000 miles of activity since January by walking and cycling in the Bridgwater […]

Safety schemes set to be delivered in Bridgwater

A number of safety schemes are due to be delivered at the end of July on Taunton Road focusing on three junctions; Wills Road, Elmwood Avenue and Rhode Lane to improve crossing facilities in the area. The schemes are being carried out consecutively and will be delivered during the school summer holidays to keep disruption […]

The Bridgwater Way Workplace Challenge – the results are in!

The Bridgwater Way workplace challenge took place over four weeks from 23 May resulting in a huge 14,494 journeys undertaken through sustainable transport modes such as walking, car share and public transport; saving over 5,000kg of CO2 emissions alone. The challenge encouraged nine local businesses to download the ‘BetterPoints’ App; a free Smartphone App through […]

Key Bridgwater cycle link set to complete this week

Key road works, including improvements to walking and cycling routes in Bridgwater are set to finish in their entirety this week, with the one way system ending ahead of schedule. The works included County Council schemes to improve cycle and footways between the Wylds Rd/The Drove junction and the A39 Bath Road, and improve the […]

County Council Celebrates Hinkley Point C ‘J-Zero’ announcement

Councillor David Hall has welcomed today’s announcement from EDF Energy, saying it is a real achievement and landmark moment for the project. EDF Energy this morning announced that Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction […]

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 […]