Councillors support extension of popular Weston-super-Mare cycle route

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 14 March 2018

The Brean Down cycle way has been popular since it opened in 2017.

The Brean Down cycle way has been popular since it opened in 2017.

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Plans for a coastal cycle path connecting Weston-super-Mare to Burnham-on-Sea have moved a step closer.

Burnham and Highbridge town councillors voted unanimously to support the proposal to extend the Brean Down to Weston path to Burnham, Berrow and Brent Knoll.

The project is spearheaded by Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited, who also opened Brean Down Way in July 2017.

MORE: Weston to Brean Down cycle path opens.

Town councillors Phil Harvey, Andy Brewer and Janet Keen met with John Grimshaw from Greenways to discuss plans to extend the route by creating a triangular circuit to join the three areas, at a cost of £229,000.

MORE: Popular Weston cycle route could be extended.

Cllr Brewer said: “This will create a safe route and get cyclists off Berrow Road.

“It is very exciting.”

Brean Down Way opened last year and proved extremely popular, with more than 28,000 trips recorded crossing the River Axe sluices in its first seven weeks.

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