Friday, 4 May 2012

Improvements To Cottenham To Histon Cycleway Complete

Improvements to Cottenham to Histon cycleway have now been completed at a cost of £450,000 funded through the Housing Growth Fund.

The work included purchasing extra land to allow the cycleway to be widened and piping a watercourse.

Local cyclists have also complimented been impressed the smooth asphalt surface and solar powered cats eyes which light the way at night and the route is already attracting extra commuter to cyclists helping to reduce traffic congestion in Cambridge.

To mark the official opening of the route a free Cyclists' Breakfast, sponsored by Station Cycles, will be held on Cottenham Village Green on Tuesday, May 8, between 7.30-8.30am, and staff from Station Cycles will be on hand to undertake free cycle safety checks.

Councillor Martin Curtis, the County Council's Cycling Champion, said: "This new improved, safer route provides an excellent, high quality cycle link, which will encourage more people to get pedalling. Cycling represents an affordable and enjoyable way to keep active whist contributing to reduced traffic congestion 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 are keen to consider cycling as an option for commuting to Cambridge."

Councillor David Jenkins, Councillor Gymer's local colleague, said: "It is pleasing to see the completion of the improvements and there is already evidence of increased cycling along this route."