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Route for Hereford's new foot and cycle path chosen

The new bridge will link Rotherwas and Hereford city centre

The preferred route for Hereford's new foot and cycle path, which includes a river bridge, has been unveiled.

A recommendation has been made by Herefordshire Council to use the Fisherman's Car Park route.

Councillor Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for highways and transportation said:

"We are delighted that...a scheme can be delivered along the Fisherman's Car Park route within the required timescales and within budget.

"Over the coming weeks, we will be consulting with residents close to the routes, stakeholders and other interested parties to help inform the decision on which of the three route options to pursue through the planning application stages this spring."

The full report outlining this work is available on the Connect2 page of the Herefordshire Council web site.

Lottery funding

The Hereford Connect2 Greenway will create a new link between the city centre and the Rotherwas area of the city.

Connect2 was awarded £50million from the Big Lottery Fund following a public vote in 2007, and part of this grant is being used in Hereford, alongside funding from Herefordshire Council.

Yvonne Gilligan, Sustrans' regional director for the West Midlands, said:

"We know that people are willing to travel on foot and bike when they are given safe and attractive spaces to do it in.

"This bridge will be just such a space, giving people more options for how they make their local, everyday journeys."

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