Peterborough public asked to comment on planned new Thorpe Cycleway
Peterborough City Council is inviting locals to have their say on a new cycleway along Thorpe Wood and a section of Thorpe Road which aims to encourage active travel between Bretton and Longthorpe.
Funded with around £3 million from the Combined Authority’s successful bid to Active Travel England – the Government’s body to promote and fund walking and the use of bikes – the cycleway forms part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough area’s ambition to get more people leaving their cars behind for journeys that they once drove as routine or by habit.
Construction of the cycleway is planned to begin in April 2024. The project aims to improve access into Ferry Meadows, Thorpe Wood business park, and the police station. It will also improve the walking and cycling links between Longthorpe and Bretton.
Peterborough City Council is now gauging opinion on the plan with a public ‘Have Your Say’ engagement, running until until 28 December 2023.
The council is inviting views on the scheme and says it will consider all comments and responses as the project develops, helping to address any concerns and enable adjustments where possible.
The main section of the cycleway will be two-way and kerb-segregated from the road and footpath, with some sections being shared use.
The scheme will also include shared-use zebra crossings for pedestrians and cyclists and it is planned to reduce the speed limit on Thorpe Wood to 30mph, covering the section of road where the cycleway is to be installed.