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Bath to get improved cycle route with Linear Park upgrade

The Linear Park route across the South of Bath

Cyclists and walkers are set to benefit from an improved route which is being built in Bath.

It is hoped that the upgrade to the Linear Park route - which runs across the south of the city - will make it easier for people to "get about in all conditions".

The route forms part of Sustrans' Connect2 project in Bath, which is opening up two former railway tunnels to provide a link from Midford across the south of Bath and into the city.

The work should take 10 weeks and is being undertaken in five stages in a bid to keep as much of the route open as possible to the public.


It is being funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council, alongside a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Work will begin on 10 January, and will take place in the following stages:

  • Pink/Section one: 10 to 23 January - Devonshire Tunnel portal to Hiscocks Drive bridge, access via Bloomfield Road open space
  • Blue/Section two: 24 January to 6 February - Hiscocks Drive bridge to Monksdale Road, access from Monksdale Road
  • Green/Section three: 7 to 20 February - Monksdale Road to St Kildas Road, access from Monksdale Road, no access from St Kildas Road
  • Orange/Section four: 21 February to 6 March - St Kildas Road to Millmead Road, access from Millmead Road, no access from St Kildas Road
  • Red/Section five: 7 to 20 March - Millmead Road to Bellots Road bridge, access from Millmead Road, no access from Bellots Road

Conservative Councillor Francine Haeberling, from North Somerset Council, said: "Bath and North East Somerset Council is supporting this project because it will make Bath much more accessible for cyclists and walkers.

"The new route will be used by commuters as well as those who want to walk and cycle for fun and it will help us in our efforts to reduce traffic in the city."

Residents can view the map in more detail on the Sustrans website - it will be updated should the work schedule change.

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