Highways England complete pedestrian and cycle route upgrade between West Cambridge and Coton
A pedestrian and cycle route between Cambridge and a nearby village has been completed.
The key route between West Cambridge and Coton has been upgraded, with a 300-metre path and verge by the M11 bridleway bridge widened and resurfaced by the Greater Cambridge Partnership with Highways England.
A further 60 tonnes of topsoil have been rolled onto the verge to make the route suitable for horse riding and wildflower seed mixes ensure bees and other pollinating insects thrive.
This path, completed in April, will become a part of the Greater Cambridge Greenways network, linking Comberton, Hardwick and Coton to the West Cambridge University Campus, Eddington and the city.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership’s executive board has approved 12 greenways – a network of walking, cycling and equestrian routes linking surrounding villages to the city and key sites.
A 220 metre stretch of a cycle route between Stourbridge Common and Riverside Bridge in Cambridge was also upgraded in March.
This newly resurfaced route will link into the Horningsea, Bottisham and The Swaffham’s Greenway routes and Chisholm Trail projects.
The other greenways – which include Barton, Comberton, Fulbourn, Haslingfield, Linton, Melbourn, Sawston, St Ives, and Waterbeach – are at varying stages of development.
There were also ‘cycling quick wins’ works undertaken. These are small-scale improvement projects that make it easier to cycle, such as by widening paths.
For more information on all the projects, go to greatercambridge.org/greenways.