The route, the latest addition to the city’s active transportation network, runs from Stockmoor to Wills Road and will connect with existing cycling and walking infrastructure.
It was jointly funded by Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council and North Petherton City Council and includes Â£ 250,000 in funding from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund and a contribution from the developer.
The route is barrier-free and includes a parallel pedestrian and cycle crossing to make progress easier for cyclists and will be included in Somerset County Council’s Bridgwater Way initiative.
âIt’s really satisfying to see another section of cycling infrastructure added to the network in Bridgwater – it’s a great partnership effort,â said John Woodman, county council cabinet member for highways and transport.
Bridgwater Mayor Leigh Redman, North Petherton Mayor Alan Bradford, Cllr John Woodman, Cllr Gill Slocombe and Cllr Bill Revans
âWe are committed to helping more people choose active travel as a way of getting around and this new route is an important contribution to that goal. ”
The new road connects Limousin Way with Stockmoor and crosses the corner of Wilstock Country Park along the Rhine, before joining Wills Road in Hamp.