Work to build the eagerly anticipated new 650m Haydon Hill cycleway, connecting Roman Park Community Centre at Berryfields with Gogh Road, starts today (19 April).
The new cycleway, which includes three bridges, will form an extension to the much-used Waddesdon Greenway. When built, it will complete a cycle and pedestrian friendly route all the way from Waddesdon Manor to Aylesbury town centre, via Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station and Haydon Hill. The scheme was granted planning permission in July 2020 and early vegetation clearance works were carried out last October. With the construction phase now started, Buckinghamshire Council expects the new extension to be completed in the summer.
Cabinet Member for Sports & Leisure and Cycle Champion on Aylesbury Garden Town Clive Harriss said, "This is fantastic news that the construction has started. Linking up to the popular Waddesdon Greenway gives the people of Aylesbury a safe and pleasant cycle and walk route stretching from town all the way to Waddesdon Manor."
Jimi Awosika said, "More people are concerned about getting around town in a greener and healthier way so this scheme is able to deliver on that for residents whilst providing a safe and pleasant surroundings."
The scheme is funded by a £400,000 grant from the Department for Transport through the sustainable travel charity, Sustrans.
You can find out more information and updates by visiting the Council's dedicated page Haydon Hill Cycleway webpage.