The section along Cumberland Way and Pinhoe Road has been progressed as a priority due to the proposed housing developments that have come forward either side of Cumberland Way. An added benefit of progressing this section first is the route’s visibility; it could act as a showcase cycle route to attract further funding.
Detailed design is being drawn up for the next section of the route between Pinhoe Road, Exhibition Way, Eastern Fields and St Katherine’s way. Proposals include building a cycle and pedestrian bridge adjacent to the railway line, crossing Summer Lane. It is hoped that NPIF2 bid will fund some of the construction of this route.
The third phase between Prince Charles Road, Union Road and Prince of Wales Road is still in preliminary stages.