Campaigners boosted by cycling grant for path connecting Royston and Melbourn

Cyclists on the A10 Corridor Cycle Campaign Cyclists on the A10 Corridor Cycle Campaign

By Matthew Gooding
Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:31 AM

A £1million grant will help create a new cycle route along the A10 between Royston and Melbourn, while a new ‘cycling super-highway’ for the area could be in the pipeline.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Melbourn county councillor Susan van de Ven, from the A10 Corridor Cycling campaign, said: “We are delighted that Cambridgeshire County Council has been successful in its application to fund an off-road connection between Melbourn and Royston that will ensure pedestrians and cyclists can make this short journey safely.

“The regular flow of people over this one mile distance, whether for work, training, shopping or social reasons, has long demanded a natural route that allows people to move under their own steam. It will be particularly useful for apprentices, who receive a low wage and can’t afford other means of transport.”

Mario Tese, who cycles from Royston to work in Melbourn every day, said: “The dream has become a reality with this grant. Susan van de Ven has pulled everything together for this to happen.

“This is for the benefit of all bicycle users. This is not just about cycling, it is about a way of life as I use the route every day. I think the next step is for the council is to put a bridge over the A505 to help cyclists and pedestrians.”

Meanwhile, the county council is set to discuss plans for the £6.4million ‘super highway’, which would connect Royston and Cambridge.

A bid document, put together by the council, explains that the highway would run separately to the A10, and provide links to Foxton, Meldreth and Shepreth railway stations, as well as the Melbourn science park.

Funding would come from the £100 million city deal, government money which has been earmarked for spending in the greater Cambridge area between 2016-2018.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

North Herts Homes

 

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

Click here to read more of our digital publications
Paper delivery enquiries Retailers List Wedding Show Herts Most Wanted

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT