Minister requests HS2 to be accompanied by up to 320km of cycle paths – Cycle Industry News
26 April, 2022
Having gone back and forth over the years, the decision as to whether the HS2 rail project will be accompanied by adjacent cycle paths appears to have swung in a positive direction.
Rail Minister Andrew Stephenson is reported to have asked HS2 Ltd about the feasibility of turning up to 320 kilometers of access road to the works into walking and cycling routes that could become an artery feeding towns alongside the route with a coherent active travel route. Should the idea gain full approval the route would become one of the UK’s longest end-to-end cycling arteries.