Work underway on new Warwick cycleway - The Leamington Observer

Work underway on new Warwick cycleway

Leamington Editorial 20th Aug, 2021   0

CONSTRUCTION of a new cycle route in Warwick got underway this week.

The aim of the 800 metre scheme on the A429 Stratford Road and Shakespeare Avenue is to provide a safe and convenient connection between the existing cycle routes on Stratford Road and Hampton Road, which form part of a north-south link through Warwick.

The scheme is part of Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) programme of new cycle route development to make it easier for people to cycle for short local journeys in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, tackle congestion and support physical activity.

The proposed scheme will involve extending the existing Stratford Road shared use footway/cycleway to the pedestrian crossing point near Shakespeare Avenue, which will be upgraded to provide a safe crossing point for cyclists as well as pedestrians.

On Shakespeare Avenue, the proposal will involve widening the footway on the southern side of the road to provide a new shared use footway/cycleway.

WCC transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford said: “I’m pleased to see that work is getting underway to deliver another local cycle link, contributing towards our ambitions to develop comprehensive cycle route networks in Warwickshire’s main towns and make cycling a natural choice for local journeys.

“By providing a safe crossing point on Stratford Road and a cycle route segregated from traffic, we hope that more people will be encouraged to cycle for everyday trips in and around Warwick.”

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