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Decision details

Cycle Route Winter Treatment Pilot

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: To approve a winter treatment pilot that highways would undertake in maintaining an off road cycle route (controlled trial).

The Executive will be asked to approve to undertake an initial pilot winter treatment on off road cycle routes to consider practical treatment options and establish a cost base for further consideration by members as to whether to make cycle route treatment a permanent part of the council’s winter gritting programme.




(i)      That Option 1: a limited pilot of winter treatment on cycle routes that are not currently treated as per the map in Annex A, be approved and that delegated authority be given to the Assistant Director Transport Highways and Environment, to vary the route for the pilot.


(ii)     That the reviewed winter maintenance plan as found in Annex B be approved.


Reason:     To confirm the councils formal winter maintenance plans and enable the council to trial different treatment options and their effectiveness to reduce risks for those walking and cycling.

Report author: Bill Manby

Publication date: 19/09/2019

Date of decision: 19/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

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