Plans for a new cycle way along a busy High Wycombe road should be “abandoned” by the county council, concerned residents claim - amid fears over parking and injuries.

Bucks County Council wants to make improvements to the junction at Cressex Road and Cressex Link Road in a bid to improve journey times for users of the business park, as well as introducing a weight limit on Cressex Road.

The scheme could also include improvements for cyclists on the busy road, but residents living nearby have launched two petitions urging the county council to re-think.

More than 345 people have so far signed one of the petitions, saying the plans “disregard” the need for parking at the nearby Chepping View Primary Academy and the nursery and children’s centre.

They also fear that the plans will have an impact on surrounding roads, with cars parking on the adjacent private roads Verney Avenue and Rupert Avenue instead.

The petition added: “There is a heightened risk of injury as there is no space for large vehicles' wing mirrors between the edge of the cycle lane and the edge of the carriage way.”

Another petition calls on the county council to install a safe cycle route along the existing path instead of in the road.

The petition says: “Modernising the cycling infrastructure is undeniably beneficial for many reasons, but needs to be implemented with consideration for cycling alongside heavy and fast moving traffic, and for the existing solutions provided by the road.

“Using the road is dangerous for the children who could use this to get to and from school, and along Cressex Road. The pavement on both sides is wide enough to safely accommodate pedestrians and gentle cycle use.

“Faster and more confident cyclists tend to cycle on the road with the traffic.”

Mark Shaw, transport chief and deputy leader at Bucks County Council, said the revamp plans for Cressex Road is part of the council’s “commitment to increasing sustainable travel options.”

He said: “We are glad that people are aware of and talking about the proposals that we will soon be formally consulting on.

“We are always keen to hear views from local people on any proposals we bring forward and we will shortly be launching a period of public consultation inviting local residents, businesses and interested parties to comment.

“As part of this, we will be holding a business briefing and then also a public consultation event at Chepping View Academy School.

“We will of course be taking into account the petitions as part of the consultation process and as part of making a final decision on this project.”

The public consultation will be held at the school in Cressex Road on March 4 from 4pm to 8pm.