We are pleased to be working with Frome’s Missing Links, a charity that began life in 2010 as a campaign for better and safer walking and cycling routes in Frome with better connections to neighbouring towns and villages. The groups goal is to develop traffic-free routes with gentle gradients suitable for all ages and abilities. Having been part of transition initiative Sustainable Frome, Frome’s Missing Links was set up as an independent charitable organisation in 2016 and is working closely with Sustrans.
Roundfield have produced feasibility design study with a brief to focus on the most strategically difficult part of the missing link in the cycle route, the safe crossing of the A362 . Extensive reconnaissance of the local area was carried out in order to explore the options available. Once criteria had been established the area of investigation became more focused (e.g. due to topography). Five crossing options were identified with three associated routes. Crossing types were evaluated along with the potential routes to connect each crossing option with the Phase 1 and 2 cycle routes. A scoring matrix was formulated and each crossing and route then scored accordingly to establish an overall score. Roundfield presented this work along with a recommended route and crossing option to the trustees of the charity who are now working on funding.