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Shared pedestrian and cycle path scheme on Newham Road, Truro is to go ahead

A scheme to upgrade the existing National Cycle Network route along Newham Road by widening the footway to create a shared pedestrian and cycle path, as part of the community led Truro Loops project to improve healthy transport links, is to go ahead. 


Following discussions held over recent months with Newham BID, the Council has issued a formal decision to recommence works on the walking and cycling improvement Scheme on Truro’s Newham Road.  


This decision has been made having full regard to the concerns raised by the Newham BID regarding the width of the road.  


The Council has conducted further detailed safety analysis to produce a revised scheme design that retains the important walking and cycling objectives of the scheme whilst also ensuring a road width that enables the safe passage of vehicular traffic.  


The revised scheme will see the majority of the Newham Road measure at 6.8m in width, representing an increase on the initial width proposal, but ensuring at the same time that there is adequate space for cyclists and pedestrians. We have to balance the needs of all road users and this proposal presents a safe compromise.

An important factor in reaching this decision has been the need to balance the needs of all users of the route which forms part of the wider, city-wide, Town Deal and Truro Loops project. 


Story posted 16 August 2023


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