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1st Jul, 2022

Warwickshire residents called on to voice views on cycle route plans

PLANS for a new cycle route in South Warwickshire is up for discussion.

Residents and cyclists are being called on to comment on cycle route plans for the A429 Stratford Road and Shakespeare Avenue in Warwick.

The aim of the 0.8km route 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 residents to cycle short journeys, helping to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, tackle congestion and support physical activity.

The project will be funded by the council and the Government’s Getting Building Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The plans involve extending the existing Stratford Road shared use footway and 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 and cycleway.

WCC planning spokesman Wallace Redford said: “I’m pleased to see plans coming forward to complete 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.”

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwickcycling to comment.

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