Pedalling ahead with new cycle links
13 April 2010
Work on new cycling links in South Cambridgeshire is due to start on Monday, April 12.
A new route between Babraham Road Park and Ride site and Wandlebury will be starting next week while work has already started on a new shared use foot/cycleway between Horningsea and Fen Ditton.
The schemes are part of the Cycle Cambridge programme, which aims to encourage more bicycle journeys and increase the levels of cycling in Cambridge's surrounding villages and new developments to equivalent levels in the city.
The programme is being managed and delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council
in partnership with Cambridge City Council
and South Cambridgeshire District Council
The £440,000 Horningsea to Fen Ditton cycleway is being constructed by Cambridgeshire Highways. The foot and cycleway will be 2.5 metres wide and will provide a safe link between these villages on a very busy stretch of road.
The new shared use foot and cycleway between Babraham Park and Ride
will be 2.5 metres wide and will allow pedestrians and cyclists to easily access Wandlebury Park from Cambridge. The £585,000 scheme is being funded through the Green Infrastructure
Fund which is part of the Housing Growth Fund
secured for the Cambridge area by Cambridgeshire Horizons.
Both schemes will take approximately 16 weeks to complete, and will include some off peak, single lane traffic management with 2 way traffic signals.
Mike Davies, Cycle Cambridge Programme Manager said: "Cambridge currently enjoys the highest levels of cycling of anywhere in Britain, however, it is essential that this cycling culture is encouraged to grow into outlying villages and new communities. Whether you are cycling to school, work or for leisure we need to make sure we provide good quality routes to support existing cyclists and encourage more people to choose to cycle."