PLANS to improve the cycle and pedestrian route through St Nicholas Park are underway, with the district council transferring ownership of land to the county council in preparation.
The project which is being managed by Warwickshire County Council in consultation with Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces team will see the widening of the existing cycle route 41 which links the Myton Road to the Emscote Road.
A WDC spokesman for the environment coun Alan Rhead said: “This is a significant part of our plans to make cycling and walking in and around Warwick safer and more accessible and to reduce traffic congestion.
“The path is an important link to Myton School, Warwick School and Kings High and Coten End Primary School as well as major industrial estates and new and planned housing developments. It is hoped that the improvements will encourage further use of this route.”
Coun Heather Timms, WCC spokeswoman for the environment said: “In line with our ongoing commitment to meet climate change and carbon footprint reductions we believe this improved cycling and walking route is a green incentive that is going in the right way to help us achieve our vision for a cleaner county for us all to live.
“We are fully behind the improved route and will continue to engage with our colleagues in Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces Team to progress with this and other such climate friendly initiatives.”
Work is planned to start today (Monday 4 April) and is expected to be complete by the end of May.