Further progress on Yate Spur cycle path
A FURTHER section of the Yate Spur cycle path has been opened, with the route also open to horse riders and walkers.
The off-road track will eventually link Yate to the Bristol-Bath railway path, opening up the cycle network to many more people.
The latest section links Broad Lane in Westerleigh with the cycle crossing point on Westerleigh Road.
Westerleigh councillor Claire Young said: "It is fantastic to see another important link in this route open. When finished, it will make commuting to work by bike an option for more people, as well as being a great way for families to get out into the countryside.
"We will keep pushing for the final sections to be completed. The link from Dodmoor Crossing to the Nibley Lane junction and the section under the railway bridge by the Shire Way roundabout will bring some of the biggest safety improvements."
However, Paul Hulbert, chairman of the Joint Cycleway Group, said it had been told that the next leg from Broad Lane to Nibley Lane Corner would cost more than was available in the current spending round due to drainage and access problems.
He said: “We've asked South Gloucestershire Council to look at alternative ideas and funding sources. However, we have been told that some small improvements we requested on the A432 Kennedy Way will be done in this financial year.”