A NEW £500,000 cycleway is the latest addition to Bridgwater’s growing active travel network.
The route from Stockmoor to Wills Road has just been officially opened and will link up with existing cycling and walking routes, helping to ensure residents have more choice about how they get around the town.
It will be included in Somerset County Council’s Bridgwater Way initiative which includes an interactive route map detailing all the key cycling and walking infrastructure in the town.
The route has been jointly funded by Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council, and North Petherton Town Council and includes £250,000 of funding from Hinkley Point C’s Community Fund and a developer contribution.
Cllr Gill Slocombe, deputy leader of Sedgemoor District Council, said she was pleased the collaboration has proved so successful.
“I’d like to thank officers at Somerset and Sedgemoor councils along with Cllr Alan Bradford, Mayor of North Petherton and chairman of Sedgemoor council, and fellow North Petherton councillor Bill Revans who both have worked so hard to ensure that life will be safer and more enjoyable for everyone, especially those who enjoy cycling and walking.”
Cllr John Woodman added: “It’s really satisfying to see another section of cycling infrastructure added to the network in Bridgwater.
“We are committed to supporting more people to choose active travel as a means to get around and this new route is an important contribution to that aim.”
You can find out more about cycling routes in Bridgwater by visiting www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk.