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Comments sought on plans to improve and widen lakeside path

Ross Crawford 18th Jun, 2021

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on proposed walking and cycling improvements in Redditch by Worcestershire County Council.

The proposed schemes are being shared online and at pop-up non-staffed exhibitions in Redditch Library until Friday, July 16.

The scheme involves a package of targeted widening and re-surfacing improvements to the path at Arrow Valley Lake, stretching from the car park at the southern end of the lake, part of National Cycle Network 5, and then right towards the visitor centre and main car park.

The proposal would also include a waymarking and installation of permanent walking and cycling counters for ongoing monitoring.

The paths around the lake have often been crowded during lockdown and these improvements should ease the congestion. However, critics say the plans don’t offer anything new to promote active travel but are merely improvements on existing routes.

Councillor Alan Amos, the county’s cabinet with responsibility for highways and transport, said: “We’d like to invite people to take a look at the new proposals and share their views, it’ll really help as we look ahead.”

The county says the proposal for Redditch has been designed to improve connectivity by providing high quality active travel links between residential areas, schools, industrial estates, health facilities and with existing onward connections.

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