Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Work To Commence Final Section Of Path

Cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Histon and Cottenham will soon find their journeys getting easier as construction starts on the final section of their foot and cycle way.

Work will commence on Monday 9 January 2012 to create a much improved route with an excellent quality surface of two to three metres wide linking the two villages.

Improvement works already undertaken in Histon mean that once the scheme is complete cyclists from Cottenham will be able to enjoy a safer more pleasant commute into Cambridge.

The £450,000 scheme is funded through the Housing Growth Fund administered by Cambridgeshire Horizons.

Works are anticipated to last for 10 weeks with two way traffic signals in operation Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet member for Growth and Planning at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "This new improved route will provide an excellent, high quality cycle link, which will encourage more people to get pedaling. Cycling represents an affordable and enjoyable way to keep active whist contributing to reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality in and around Cambridge."

Councillor Sue Gymer, County Councillor for Cottenham, Histon and Impington said: "Residents have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the improvement works and very much look forward to being able to use the route more safely."

Councillor David Jenkins, Councillor Gymer's local colleague, said: "There is already evidence of increased cycling along this route and this will accelarate the trend."