BaNES Cycle Forum – The £3.8Million for 2 bridges, tarmacing a canal path and 400k for some other stuff in the county edition

As you may be aware the council hosts the excellent, informative, and sometimes raucous BaNES Cycle forum. This one is quite interesting because Cllr Nigel Roberts will be detailing:

  • The £3,800,000 Cycle City Ambition Fund that Bath has won and how it is to be spent over the coming 3 years, with a particular focus on year 1. Expect to have the following explained in detail:
    1. Kennet & Avon Canal tow path. To enhance the traffic free route into central Bath along the tow path by upgrading the surface and widening the path for 2.44km along the NCN4 cycle route to benefit cyclists and pedestrians. This includes the path between Grosvenor Bridge and the tow path. Estimated cost £675,000.
    2. Halfpenny Bridge. To widen the bridge, or construct a new bridge alongside the existing structure, to span the River Avon and link up the Bath Spa Rail Station with Rossiter Road for cyclists. Estimated cost £1.82m.
    3. Locksbrook Railway Bridge. To provide a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the River Avon, linking the Railway Path and Two Tunnels. Estimated cost £1.3m.
  • The £400,000 Local Sustainability Transport Fund spend for the 2015/2016 year within the county.

For those people asking why Halfpenny Bridge is going to cost £1.82m this is where to why. (Hint it’s not just sorting out the bridge but the connections from Widcombe to the City for cycling).

Facebook event here or just turn up at the Guildhall on Tuesday the 10th, for 6pm and get stuck in!

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