New Cycle Path to Connect West Truro with City Centre
By Em_Williams | Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 17:15
Work has begun on a new cycle and pedestrian link to connect west Truro with the city centre. The new route, which will connect St George's Road with Coosebean Lane and Treliske Lane, will join with the existing off-road paths between Treliske, Gloweth and Threemilestone.
The new cycle and pedestrian route will provide a link between Truro city centre and west Truro.
The path will give cyclists a safer alternative to the busy A390 and pedestrians a scenic walk through the countryside behind Malabar. The path will also link with Malabar Road, giving nearby residents off-road access to the city centre.
It's hoped the new route will encourage people who currently make local trips in their car to walk or cycle instead. In turn, it's thought that should help reduce the amount of traffic in the area.
An investment of £375, 000 from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme, supported by Cornwall Development Company, has been secured to help fund the £900,000 project. The rest of the money has come from the Council's Local Transport Plan.
Councillor Graeme Hicks, Cornwall Council's portfolio holder for Transportation and Highways said: "This is fantastic news for the local community and commuters. Providing a safe off-road link for people travelling between the city centre and to the west of Truro has been a scheme we have wanted to bring to fruition for the last three years.
Now, with the funding in place, we are able to start work and I am delighted that this route will shortly become a reality."
Work on the path is expected to take around five months to complete.