Information and how to get involved in this scheme
On this page you can find out more information about our intentions for the Active Travel Fund and the B4063 Gloucester to Cheltenham Cycleway. Click through the sections below to find out more.
How we will spend this money
The B4063 runs between Gloucester and Cheltenham and a segregated cycleway here will help cyclists of all ages and abilities to travel safely. It will link up the cycle route along London Road in Gloucester, which is also funded by the Government (Emergency Active Travel Fund, Tranche 1), to cycling improvements along the A40 in Cheltenham. It will give a continuous space for cyclists and make cycling and sustainable travel more appealing; helping to get people out of their cars, improving the amount of traffic in the area.
The new cycleway will be flat and accessible to all, aiming to improve health and wellbeing in the community while reducing Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions. If there’s less traffic around, buses are more likely to be on time too.
The route will help people reboot their commute, as it will link up Churchdown, Innsworth and Staverton to public transport hubs in both Gloucester and Cheltenham. The route also links up with many different work places, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and University of Gloucestershire campuses.
To make this happen, the council will be putting this Government funding towards this scheme. Significant funding has been found already from other sources too.