Make the most of great outdoors with a new family-friendly walking and cycle path.
The route links Sherford with Haye Road and is suitable for cyclists of all abilities.
The path runs around the northern edge of the King George V playing fields between the existing trees and the hedge. Additional trees will be planted as part of the scheme and for those wishing to just watch the world go by there are new benches.
Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport and Planning said: “This path is a great addition to the area. It will benefit novice and experienced cyclists alike.
“Carbon neutral transport is so key to our future, I’m delighted that this cycle path has been completed and hope the residents of the area enjoy it – get on your bike!”
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways with responsibility for cycling said: “This route is the latest addition to the county’s expanding cycle network helping to ensure that more journeys, particularly shorter trips, are made sustainably. Routes like this are playing an increasingly important part, whether as the whole trip or as a link to public transport, for business and for pleasure.”
Pete Castley, Sherford Consortium – the homebuilders responsible for the constructing the new town, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey said: “The new path is a fantastic addition to Sherford, providing a safe and fun link to the popular King George V playing fields.
“Residents and those living in the surrounding areas now can walk or cycle along the new route, which has durable paths and good lighting, making the most of the park and local area.”
The total cost of the project is estimated to be £422,000 made up from Section 106 agreements negotiated by the Council with the and the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).
The city received a total of £7.6 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, a Government pot that aims to improve transport provision with a particular emphasis on sustainable transport.
Our partners include Devon County Council who designed the path and project managed the works and South West Highways who constructed the route.
If you’re looking to gain confidence or improve your cycling, you can get in touch with Plymotion www.plymouth.gov.uk/plymotion .