Bath Spa students benefit from new traffic-free cycle path

A traffic-free cycle path, linking Bath Spa University's Newton St Loe campus with the Bristol-Bath railway path, is completed as part of a £420,000 scheme

Students at Bath Spa University can now cycle between campus and the city centre on a dedicated traffic-free route, as part of a £420,000 improvement scheme.

The route between the Newton St Loe campus and the Bristol-Bath railway path, a distance of just 247m, with 700 tonnes of stone from repair work at nearby Kelston Road used to base the landscape.

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As Now Bath report, the path is the second of three phases in a scheme to make cycling to Bath Spa University safer, with a bike path along the A4 being widened in 2013 and a crossing for cyclists near the Globe roundabout currently underway to complete the scheme.

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Lib-Dem councillor Caroline Roberts told Now Bath: “The Council’s Getting Around Bath Transport strategy incorporates measures that promote sustainable transport as a viable alternative to reliance on cars.

“Developing better off-road links for cyclists to get to centres of learning, training and jobs will help people get around more easily while reducing the demand on our busy road network.”

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.