Upgrades to cycle access from Coton to Cambridge


11-05-2021
Coton path and bridge update

Cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians are enjoying better journeys between Coton and West Cambridge following upgrades to a key route by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).

A 300m stretch of path and verge by the M11 bridleway bridge has been widened and resurfaced to provide smoother and safer active travel journeys between Coton and the city.

A further 60 tonnes of topsoil have been rolled onto the verge to make the route suitable for horse riding and wildflower seed mixes will help to encourage pollinating insects to thrive.

This path will become a key part of the Greater Cambridge Greenways network, linking Comberton, Hardwick and Coton to the West Cambridge Campus, Eddington and the city.

The work, which was completed in April, was commissioned by the GCP in partnership with Highways England which recently carried out major repairs to the bridge.

The GCP's Executive Board has approved 12 Greenways – a network of walking, cycling and equestrian routes linking surrounding villages to the city and key employment sites.

The GCP also recently delivered improvements to a 220m stretch of a cycle route between Stourbridge Common and Riverside Bridge in Cambridge.

This newly resurfaced route will link into the Horningsea, Bottisham and The Swaffham’s Greenway routes and Chisholm Trail projects.

For more information please see the Greenways project pages

 

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment, worth up to £1 billion over 15 years, to vital improvements in infrastructure, supporting and accelerating the creation of 44,000 new jobs, 33,500 new homes and 420 additional apprenticeships.

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