Walkers and cyclists can now benefit from the new walking and cycling route which connects Hereford City with the Hereford Enterprise Zone.
The ribbon cutting ceremony held this afternoon marked the official opening of the route from Hereford City to Thorn Business Park with the rest of the route being opened to Chapel Road by 20 December.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was well attended and speeches were delivered by Yvonne Gilligan, Regional Director of Sustrans and Cllr Chris Chappell, vice chairman of Herefordshire Council.
Yvonne Gilligan said
“With this bridge and route it will be possible to cycle to work in 20 minutes or less. Some people will even be able to walk to work in less time than it currently takes them to drive. This fits perfectly with Sustrans vision; by 2020 we want 4 out of 5 local journeys to be made by bike, foot or public transport. That's double the current figure. It's a big challenge, but with your help we know we can do it, and with exemplar projects like this, we know we can do it.”
Cllr Chappell added,
“I would like to thank all who have been involved in bringing this project to fruition. Sustrans for their advice and guidance, Amey for their contribution to the design of the Greenway and as the principal contractor for the project, Andrew Scott Ltd, Owen Pell Ltd, Rowecord Ltd, Network Rail, Welsh Water and the landowners who have supported the project from the beginning.”