£50k investment in Worle cycle path
PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 June 2015
A BUSY road in Worle is due to have £50,000 worth of improvements carried out to widen the pavement and create a shared use walking and cycle path.
It is hoped the work to Queensway will encourage more students of nearby schools to cycle to school and will ‘ease congestion’.
The funding has come from a successful bid by North Somerset Council to the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The money will be used to widen the footpath at the north of Queensway between St Mark’s Road and Ebdon Road.
The council’s executive member for highways and transport Elfan Ap Rees said: “The existing foot path was built in the 1970s and this funding will enable us to widen, maintain and resurface the path.
“Investing in improvements to local walking and cycle routes has numerous benefits.
“Not only does it give more pupils the option to travel safely to school, it helps keep them active and reduces the number of cars on the surrounding roads, helping to cut air pollution and ease congestion.”
The work will start later this year.