Thursday, 30 January 2014

New Cycle Link To Granta Park

Work is about to start on a new cycleway alongside the A505 between Whittlesford Station and Granta Park in South Cambridgeshire.

A dedicated off-road shared use path for cyclists and walkers will be built along a 2.7km stretch at a cost of £650,000 from the government’s Cycle City Ambition Fund. Construction will start on Monday, February 3, and is expected to take around 15 weeks.

Work hours will be restricted to 9.30 am-3.30 pm to minimise traffic disruption, particularly during the peak rush-hour periods.  The road itself will be narrowed to create a safe working area and temporary traffic lights will be required during working hours.

County Council Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning, Councillor Ian Bates, said: “I am delighted that the County Council has been able to successfully get millions of pounds from the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund to improve facilities in Cambridgeshire. A cycleway along this stretch of the A505 has been a long-time ambition for people working at Granta Park.”

The focus of the Cycle City Ambition Fund is to create good quality cycle links to employment areas in South Cambridgeshire and provide segregated lanes on the main roads into Cambridge.

Cambridge is already the cycling capital of the UK and the County Council recognises that among its many benefits, cycling is vital in reducing congestion, boosting the local economy and improving health.

Further information and updates on the scheme will be available online at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cycling.

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