Bath was awarded a £3.8m share of the Government’s Cycle City Ambition scheme, and proposals for what the money could be spent on have already been tabled.
The proposals will be delivered over the next three years, according to Now Bath, and make cycling a quicker and easier proposition in the compact city.
Halfpenny Bridge, crossing the River Avon near Bath Spa station will either be widened or have a new bridge built alongside to incorporate cyclists, while Locksbrook Railway Bridge will also be made bike friendly.
The Kennet and Avon Canal tow path will be widened and resurfaced for 2.44km along NCN4, making travelling through central Bath easier for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Cllr Caroline Roberts, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This investment allows us to continue with our plans to develop a cycling culture in Bath for people of all abilities.
“The proposed schemes will benefit pedestrians as well as cyclists, supporting our aim to make Bath the UK’s most walkable city.
“This links with the priorities in our transport strategy, Getting Around Bath, which emphasises the need for sustainable travel to reduce congestion, support economic growth, and enhance the city’s unique heritage status.”
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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.
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