Published: Wednesday, 8th March 2023

A new shared cycle path providing sustainable connectivity for residents in Kenilworth is being proposed by Warwick District Council and will soon be subject to a public consultation.

At the Cabinet meeting on 8 March 2023, Councillors agreed to detailed proposals being drawn up for a path that will connect the northern and southern ends of National Cycle Network (NCN) route 52 within Abbey Fields, to allow residents to safely travel by bike to the new leisure centres, schools, and wider town centre.

The proposed path will enter Abbey Fields from the car park entrance on Bridge Street and go around the new leisure centre and up to Borrowell Lane. It will be sufficient width for both cyclists and other park users and will be designed for use by low-speed cyclists who are commuting through the town.

Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “Providing the infrastructure for our residents to safely commute by sustainable means is essential if we’re to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and reduce traffic emissions.

“I look forward to seeing the more detailed proposals for this cycle route and to hearing the views of the residents of Kenilworth.”

Details of the public consultation will be published on the Warwick District Council website. With local elections taking place this May, the consultation is likely to take place from late summer.

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