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Public drop-in events are being held next week for people to find out more about a planned new cycle route between the Prince of Wales Stadium and the Racecourse Roundabout in Cheltenham.

Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom:

The route forms part of the proposed walking and cycling improvements on the A435  between Cheltenham and Bishops Cleeve and the 26-mile cycle spine linking Stroud to Bishops Cleeve, via Gloucester and Cheltenham.

The A435 walking and cycling route, when finished, will link Bishops Cleeve directly to Cheltenham Railway Station.

The scheme will help Gloucestershire County Council’s aims of becoming carbon net zero by 2045, as well as improving access to homes, employment, education and transport hubs. It will see significant improvements in the cycling and walking network being delivered across the county, to support a greener Gloucestershire.

The public drop-in events will take place at Cheltenham Tigers Club, Southam Lane, Southam, GL52 3PE on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 16 May, 12pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 17 May, 4pm to 8pm

The events will provide an opportunity to meet the project team, view details of the scheme and provide feedback.

More information and the latest designs can be found at An online survey asking for feedback will also be launched on 16 May for those unable to attend the event.

All views will be considered when putting forward a final design for the scheme, with work on this first section of the project due to begin in autumn/winter 2023. Work on the second section, from the Racecourse to Bishops Cleeve, will start at a later date.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “This new route is an important part of the wider 26-mile cycle spine we’re building to link Stroud to Bishops Cleeve. This is part of our plan to create a Greener Gloucestershire by encouraging more sustainable methods of transport and reducing carbon emissions from vehicles.

“The drop-in event will provide an opportunity for people to find out more, so I would encourage residents and businesses to attend if you have any questions.”

Quoted from Gloucestershire Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Find out more about planned cycle path in Cheltenham – Gloucestershire County Council

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot