Work to im­prove city’s cy­cling route through docks on track

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Work to shore up Dundee’s cy­cling routes has stepped up a gear, ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity has spent more than £356,000 on path im­prove­ments at Dundee docks, fol­low­ing an agree­ment be­tween the coun­cil and Forth Ports.

New sur­fac­ing and a bound­ary fence on a stretch of shared-use path through the area is near­ing com­ple­tion.

The coun­cil hopes the im­prove­ments will en­cour­age more peo­ple to switch to cy­cling.

Next week coun­cil­lors will be asked to ap­prove a bid for the work from Jones Bros of Ruthin, North Wales, at a meet­ing of the city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee.

The route will form part of the Na­tional and North Sea Cy­cle Ways.

It will also be­come part of the Green Cir­cu­lar, which takes in the cir­cum­fer­ence of the city and is used for events in­clud­ing the an­nual Dundee Cy­clathon.

Coun­cil­lor Lynne Short, con­vener of the city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee, said: “This work will see some up­grad­ing to the sur­face and bound­aries to make us­ing the route smoother and eas­ier for cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans.

“It is a pop­u­lar stretch and I am sure these en­hance­ments will boost the num­ber of peo­ple want­ing to use it.”

Fund­ing from var­i­ous sources in­clud­ing TACTRAN and the Euro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Fund will be used for the scheme.

If the com­mit­tee agrees, the ten­der work could start in May.

Coun­cil­lor Lynne Short gets on her bike.

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