Newton Abbot and Kingsteington cycle route plans go on show
Plans to develop a walking and cycle route between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton are going on show to the public on Monday, March 29.
Devon County Council is proposing to build a dedicated cycle and foot path linking Town Quay in Newton Abbot with Church Street, Kingsteignton and The Passage House Inn.
There will be a public exhibition at Old Forde House, Brunel Road in Newton Abbot on Monday, March 29 from 2pm-8pm.
The complete length of the cycleway will be approximately 2.5km, and will include a new link from Hackney Marshes to the River Teign.
The scheme will involve improving and widening existing footpaths to accommodate cyclists, and building a new toucan crossing on Greenhill Way, Kingsteignton.
A new bridge is planned to cross the River Teign near the existing railways bridge, and will link with Forde Road in Newton Abbot.
A planning application for the Connect 2 project is due to be submitted next month, and subject to permission and final agreement from landowners, the likelihood is that work from Kingsteignton to The Passage House Inn will start this autumn.
It is hoped the section of the cycleway from The Passage House Inn to Town Quay will become part of the National Cycle Network Route 2 (Dover to Penzance), which is promoted by Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity.
The early stages of negotiation for the remainder of the route to Teignmouth are underway.
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