Footpath to be upgraded

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, February 13, 2014

 

A POPULAR footpath in Brading is being upgraded to make it more suitable for cyclists and safer for pedestrians.

The footpath, which runs between Quay Lane and the old railway line, is being widened and resurfaced with tarmac, thanks to a grant from the governments’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

A new retaining wall will also be built to make the path more stable, re-using, where possible, stone from the existing wall.

The path will close on Monday and reopen on Friday, March 21 while improvement work is being done.

Diversions for pedestrians and cyclists will be put in place while the works are being carried out.

Cllr Luisa Hillard, IW Council’s cabinet member responsible for sustainability, said it was part of efforts to encourage people leave their cars at home and for local businesses to install bike racks for customers with grants available from Community Action Isle of Wight.

"We are committed to improving the cycle network across the Island for safer cycling routes," she said.

Community Action Isle of Wight can be contacted on 524058 or by emailing hello@actioniw.org.uk

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by Keven Ball

15th February 2014, at 19:44:21

Why John? "The footpath, which runs between Quay Lane and the old railway line, is being widened and resurfaced with tarmac, thanks to a grant from the governments’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund." There should be plenty of room for both parties!

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by John James

13th February 2014, at 19:25:33

Shared use with pedestrians is always fraught with difficulty, that dog on the loose or that small child wandering about or maybe that cyclist is going too fast its a recipe for grief.

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by Keven Ball

13th February 2014, at 17:15:39

Sounds great, cycling is a great way to exercise and to get out and about. Once the summer comes I am sure many people will benefit from this.

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