The latest link in Goole’s growing network of cycle routes has opened alongside the busy A161 Lower Bridge Street/Bridge Street in the town. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Transport Policy Team, within Asset Strategy, successfully secured £160,000 from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to construct the new off-road footway/cycle route with the remainder of the total £310,000 cost provided by the Council.
The 1km link provides a safe and continuous cycle and pedestrian route between the residential area of Old Goole and key employment, education, healthcare, leisure and retail facilities in Goole town centre, with connections westwards to Rawcliffe Road and Capitol Park.
The new route enables more residents to make short local trips on foot or by bike, supporting those without access to a car while reducing carbon emissions and improving road safety.
Councillor Andy Burton, portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation, said: “This off-road footway/cycle link will help improve safety as well as promoting cycling as a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to short car trips while also encouraging more of our residents to take up a healthy form of exercise. This is the latest in a network of routes in and around Goole helping to provide safer journeys for cyclists and pedestrians.”
The new pedestrian/cycle route runs south from town centre, with off-road, shared-use footway/cycleways constructed from Stanhope Street and Coronation Street along Lower Bridge Street to Dutch River.