Architect's images of new bridge. Picture credit: Knight Architects
Labour County Cllr Noel Kavanagh
The county council yesterday backed a planning application to be submitted for a new £4.5 million cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Cam on Ditton Meadows.
The bridge, part of the proposed Chisholm Trail, will be funded by a combination of money from the Cycle City Ambition Fund and contribution from developers.
Labour's Cllr Noel Kavanagh, the county council's cycling champion, said:
"We do need alternative forms of transport.
The Chisholm Trail, with this bridge as a vital part of it, is really going to be a vital asset to everybody who lives in Cambridge.
More and more people are going to be drawn away from going into the centre to make their journeys, so the bridge and the Chisholm Trail are vital to the future of Cambridge."
The City Deal Board, chaired by City Council Leader Lewis Herbert and supported by the Labour Cllr team, has also agreed a further £9m to complete the important off-main road north/south Chisholm Trail.
A consultation on the Chisholm Trail is now underway. Have your say here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PA5XC/
Consultation closes 30 November.