Friday, July 3, 2009

Tins path set to be closed for maintenance

From the County Council:

"As part of the Cycling Town programme we are planning to widen The Tins to make it more suitable for combined use by cyclists and pedestrians. Improving it should encourage more people to commute into Cambridge by bicycle from Cherry Hinton, and will provide a safer more pleasant alternative to Coldhams Lane

This is just a note to inform you that The Tins path will be closed from 7th July for up to 10 days so that initial works can be undertaken to improve the surface of the existing path which is particularly poor, and the subject of many complaints from the public.

An alternative route will be signed taking cyclists and pedestrians along Snakey Path (Burnside, Romsey to Sydney Farm Road, Cherry Hinton)."

However, it appears that these aren't the works to widen the path - negotiations are still ongoing to obtain the land, and it is hoped that the main scheme will be implemented next year. I'll be on their case to make sure this path does get widened as promised...

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