Graham Elliott with Sue Bergin of Beccles Cycle Strategy and Ross Corbyn of Suffolk County Council at the new cycle path in Beccles

Cllr. Graham Elliott with Sue Bergin of Beccles Cycle Strategy and Ross Corbyn of Suffolk County Council at the new cycle path in Beccles

February 2010 - Greens create new cycle link

“An important missing link in a cycle route is open and ready to use - bar the signage it’s fine to cycle with care and we want to see plenty of cyclists using it as soon as possible” says Graham Elliott, Green Party District Councillor and parliamentary candidate. After much planning, one of the remaining pieces of the chain has been completed. Cyclists are now able to cycle in and out of Beccles town centre whilst avoiding the busy, narrow and dangerous Ingate and Blyburgate approach to town.

It follows the recent introduction of cycle lanes from Worlingham to Beccles along Lowestoft Road which created another link the emerging cycle network in and around Beccles and Worlingham. The new path allows you to cycle from just behind the bus stop on Lowestoft Road opposite Ellough Road and takes a nicely curving route safely down to Brick Kiln Avenue and onto Grove Road.

Graham Elliott said, “This is an excellent example of partnership working between local groups and local Government. The project was instigated by the Green Party working in conjunction with the Beccles Cycle Strategy. It was funded by Section106 funds held by Waveney District Council and implemented by Suffolk County Council. This short cycle link became important when Grove Road was made one-way effectively forcing cyclists to use Ingate and Blyburgate to get into the town centre.”

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