CYCLISTS in Warwick are set for a better ride.
As part of the on-going improvements to St Mary’s Lands, contractors are carrying out cycle-way works to the main entrance, Bread & Meat Close car park and the canter-down areas of Warwick Racecourse.
Contractors will be extending the cycle link from the racecourse entrance towards Linen Street, giving cyclists a traffic free route to the town centre.
The works – part of the St Mary’s Lands masterplan started in 2016 – will include the replacement of parking spaces in the Bread & Meat Close car park, together with new lighting and signage.
The joint project – being undertaken in partnership with Warwick district and Warwickshire county councils and national cycle network charity Sustrans – is scheduled to be completed by early September.
Access to St Mary’s Lands for walkers, runners and cyclists will not be affected by the works.
District council environment spokesman Coun Alan Rhead said: “This is significant part of our plans to not only improve access to St Mary’s Lands, but also to encourage cycling in and around Warwick town centre, reducing congestion and pollution levels.”