Platinum Way cycle route

Platinum Way (formerly Emerald Way) runs for 3 miles from Aylesbury Town Centre to Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station.

About the route

It runs through Haydon Hill and Fairford Leys, and links to Waddesdon Greenway. It connects local schools, businesses and community facilities.

It takes approximately 30 minutes to cycle from Aylesbury Town Centre to Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

It was introduced as a 'Gemstone route' (part of Aylesbury's Cycle Demonstration Town status) to:

  • encourage more people to walk and cycle
  • improve air quality
  • improve public health
  • reduce congestion

It features several parallel crossings (crossings for pedestrians and cyclists to cross at the same time). View our how to use the parallel crossings video.

A map of the route

A map showing the route of Platinum Way

View the Platinum Way route and the other routes in Buckinghamshire on our interactive map.

Recent improvements to Platinum Way

We renamed the route to Platinum Way and made the following improvements:

  • changed the route to include quieter roads
  • widened footways
  • improved wayfinding signs
  • installed more lighting
  • added a further section of the route on Fowler Road to go through Somerville Park
  • planted 4,000 hedgerow plants and trees along the route
  • installed cycle parking at:
    • One Stop, Somerville Way
    • Co-op, Fairford Leys
  • made electric scooters available for hire along the route (and across Aylesbury) as part of the electric scooter trial scheme

We achieved this with £1.4 million funding from the Department of Transport, £400,000 from Sustrans' Paths for Everyone programme and volunteers.

Following a public consultation, a raised table cycle crossing is being introduced at Picasso Place, Aylesbury.

This raised table crossing point will improve visibility of people walking, cycling and wheeling on the Platinum Way, and reduce the speed of approaching vehicles. We aim for the crossing to be added between May and June 2024.

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