Council Cycle Circular Improvements15/09/16
Dundee City Council will mark the completion of improvements at Trottick Ponds on part of a 25 mile cycling and walking route around the city on Thursday (September 15).
The Green Circular was first opened in 1994. The original surface was unbound stone dust, which over time had been slowly deteriorating.
The improvements at Trottick Ponds involved replacing a 400 metre stretch of land, which was partly funded by Sustrans and Tactran’s Active Travel Grant.
Upgrades to the circular have made the stretch at Trottick Ponds more accessible to all users, including those with prams and people in wheelchairs.
City council depute convenor of neighbourhood services Councillor Kevin Cordell said: “The improvements will be invaluable to walkers and cyclist at Trottick Ponds.
“I hope that the improvements will encourage more people to come and enjoy the amazing green space we have the city.
“A special thanks to Sustrans and Tactran and their contribution to the project.”
Continual investment into the Green Circular now means that the route is on durable macadam from Clatto Park to Panmurefield and from Monifieth to Camperdown Park, making cycling easier with less maintenance.
Other improvements around the Green Circular have been carried out including resurfacing at Riverside Drive, Mill o Mains Park, Lower Broughty Ferry Road and Balmuir near Trottick and by replacing signage.
The Green Circular is surveyed every year, and plans for improvement are prepared when appropriate.
Dundee City Council’s cycling infrastructure investment will be guided by the Dundee Cycling Strategy.
The Strategy was adopted in June this year. It aims to encourage more people to choose cycling as a healthy alternative to using the car for short functional journeys.
Consultation has identified routes that people would like to ride, where currently there are no paths suitable or where the roads seem dangerous.
Funding from Sustrans has already been agreed to prepared feasibility studies to look into routes along the Kingsway, Lochee Road and Victoria Road.
The Dundee Cycle Map will be revised and reprinted later this year. The plans for the Waterfront include 3 more cycleable links from the Green Circular to the town along shared use paths and Toucan crossings.
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