The proposed route for Gloucestershire’s new ‘cycle spine’ has been revealed

Stretching from Bishop’s Cleeve to Stroud, a map of the proposed route for a new 26-mile ‘cycle spine’ in Gloucestershire has been revealed by Gloucestershire County Council.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published

Gloucestershire County Council plans to create a new ‘cycle spine’ through the county – with the proposed route now revealed in a new map published on Monday 21 February 2022.

The 26-mile proposed route stretches from Bishop’s Cleeve in the north to Stroud in the south, with the council currently working to identify a preferred route.

Funding has already been committed for a cycle route along the B4063 connecting Cheltenham to Gloucester city centre, which Gloucester City Council hopes to extend.

While the sections of the route north of Cheltenham and south of Gloucester city centre are yet to be confirmed, proposals are currently being developed and funding is being allocated for further design, with residents set to be consulted on the proposals when plans are more advanced.

The ‘cycle spine’ is part of Gloucestershire County Council’s commitment to tackling climate change in the county and making Gloucestershire greener.

Cabinet member responsible for Environment and Planning at Gloucestershire County Council, Councillor David Gray, said: ‘This map is a commitment by the council to invest in methods of sustainable transport across the county.

‘Our long-term vision of an unbroken cycle route from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve will allow cyclists and pedestrians to access our county through more sustainable modes of travel.’

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