CYCLING along a busy road in Taunton will become safer when improvements are made.

People on bikes will have more space along Bridge Street approaching the lights at the junction with Wood Street and Staplegrove Road/Station Road.

Somerset County Council now plans to install an advisory cycle line leading up to the advanced stop box heading out of town.

A council spokesman said currently there is not always enough space for bicycles to safely pass traffic to get into the box.

He added that once the improvements are in place the capacity for other vehicles will not be reduced.