The decision to improve and extend the city’s cycle network was taken last month, as a result of the Broad Street development being put on hold. The funding for the improvements will come from the council’s Destination Hereford project, which aims to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions whilst promoting increased walking, cycling, bus travel and car sharing.
Councillor Graham Powell, cabinet member for education and infrastructure, said: “I’m pleased with the plans currently being developed to improve and extend the cycle network in Hereford. If we are to reduce congestion in the city, we need to put alternative travel options in place, which is why the cycle network is so important.”
“It will help commuters to leave their cars at home or on the outskirts of Hereford at designated park and cycle sites and travel safely and quickly into the city.”
“Although we’ve already identified a number of routes which need improving or extending such as Kings Acre Road and Holme Lacy Road, we’d like to hear directly from cyclists who can help us with any areas we may have overlooked. We’d also like to know what people like about our cycle routes and what we can improve.”
Please send any ideas or comments, which can help develop the cycle network to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01432 261817 by 5pm on Monday 5 November.
To find out more about cycling and sustainable travel in Herefordshire, please visit: www.herefordmove.org.