Lydney Cycling Improvements
The scheme has been developed with the aim of promoting cycle usage and reducing car journeys within Lydney. The Lydney Cycleway Improvement scheme will improve access and increase connectivity by creating a pleasant, safe and accessible network of pathways around Lydney linking together Aylburton, Lydney Town Centre, Railway Station, Dean Academy, and residential developments.
Preliminary design has been completed on the entire cycleway network identified within The Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (Lydney Cycle and Walking Path Network), which enabled budget estimates to be produced. Whilst this work shows there is insufficient budget to deliver the full network at this stage, the proposed links have been chosen to remove barriers to cycling and encourage cycle usage whilst maintaining a coherent and useable network for commuting, utility and leisure cyclists.
The works will commence on site in the Spring 2019. The individual links will be phased to minimise disruption with the entire network completed and open to the public during Summer 2019.
The estimated total cost of the entire scheme is £1,000,000 with funding coming from the GFirst LEP Growth Deal.