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