Council claims that the Clifton Moor – Haxby Road cycle path is finally useable

An embarrassing 18 months behind schedule, the £1 million cycle track linking Clifton Moor to Haxby Road has finally been declared officially “open”.

The Council says that, “the scheme has created a safe off-road shared cycle and pedestrian route along the A1237 outer ring road between the Haxby Road roundabout and the B1363 Wigginton Road roundabout, connecting over 15,000 people living in this area of York.

The measures also include new links with Haxby Road near to the roundabout, a new bridge over the York to Scarborough railway line with approach ramps on the existing embankments and an additional crossing point on Wigginton Road to safely connect with Clifton Moor.

The provision of an off-road route/safe link opens up access (sustainably, via cycling and/or walking) between Haxby, Huntington, New Earswick and to the retail, leisure and employment destination of Clifton Moor as well as students attending Joseph Rowntree School“.

The delays to the completion of the scheme – which was scheduled to start in 2013 – have been put down to “poor ground conditions”

2 thoughts on “Council claims that the Clifton Moor – Haxby Road cycle path is finally useable

  1. David Dixon says:

    “additional crossing point on Wigginton Road to safely connect with Clifton Moor.” Isn’t how I’d describe kids on bikes trying to cross Wigginton Road.
    It would be nice if there was cycle/pedestrian access to the shops rather than having to go along existing road without paths. The only safe pedestrian access to Tesco, say is to walk to Maplin and cross there. Seconds by car (on a good day) many extra minutes walking.

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