Work complete on cycling and walking route from Central Park to Honicknowle


Council Leader Tudor Evans, Amey Watchman-in-Chief Victoria Hutchins, Cabinet Member for Transport Councillor Mark Coker and Senior Transportation Planner Jim Woffenden on the new cycle link alongside the St Budeaux bypass

Council Leader Tudor Evans, Amey Watchman-in-Chief Victoria Hutchins, Cabinet Member for Transport Councillor Mark Coker and Senior Transportation Planner Jim Woffenden on the new cycling and walking link near the St Budeaux bypass

Work to provide an improved cycling and walking route between Central Park and Honicknowle is now complete.

Part-funded by the Department for Transport through its Cycle Safety Fund (which is administered by Sustrans), the scheme will allow more people to discover, or rediscover, the joys of cycling.

Designed by Plymouth City Council’s highways contractor Amey, the new cycling and walking route follows quieter roads between Central Park and Ham Lane before running through Ham Woods and alongside the St Budeaux bypass to Little Dock Lane.

Improvements include:

  • Staggered bollards to replace the ‘kissing gates’ in Ham Woods, allowing people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bikes and pushchairs to enjoy the woodland
  • Two traffic islands on the St Budeaux bypass to help pedestrians and cyclists cross the road
  • A reduced speed limit of 40mph on the St Budeaux bypass to further improve safety
  • Tactile paving, improved crossings, shared-use paths, wider footways, sections of resurfacing and refreshed signs and road markings.

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We’re really pleased to have delivered another section of our cross-city walking and cycling network. Together with the road safety measures we’re implementing in Ham and West Park, these improvements will make a big difference to people travelling around the north-west of the city on foot and by bike.”

Ian Barrett, South West Regional Director for Sustrans added: “Plymouth’s growing network of great routes like this is clearly helping more people cycle in Plymouth, with more than a 40 per cent increase in cycle trips in just four years. Good to see lots of improvements for people walking as well.”

For help getting about on foot, by bike or using public transport, visit our Plymotion web pages or call 01752 668000 and ask for Plymotion.