Those involved in the project cycled the full mile of completed cycle path. Work has been completed on the first mile of the B4063 Gloucester-Cheltenham cycle route, which will eventually provide six miles of continuous off-road track to walkers and cyclists travelling between the county’s largest town and city. Ultimately, this cycleway will form a 26-mile "spine" through the county linking Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve.
Gloucestershire County Council hopes that the cycle route will ease congestion on the busy route, lower pollution, and encourage more people commuting between the two to take up cycling and be more active. This one-milestone is as a result of the completion of the route connecting the M5 overbridge at Staverton to Arle Court.
The next section of this for cyclists and walkers will be from the Staverton bridge through Brickhampton Golf Course and toward Elmbridge Court Roundabout. While the cycleway is being constructed, the 30mph limit will remain in place along the B4063.
Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “It’s great news that the first mile of this new walking and cycling route has now been built and can be used.
“It shows we are making real progress in delivering this project, which will lead to significant improvements in our walking and cycling infrastructure, while reducing carbon emissions and improving public health.
“We would like to thank residents and road users for their continued patience while work on the other sections continues.”
Sarah Leeming, Director for south of England at Sustrans, a partner of […]
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