Truro Loops – Linking the City
Cornwall Environmental Consultants is delighted to be the Lead Consultants to deliver the Truro Loops feasibility study for new cycle and walking links in and around Truro. A public consultation event will be held on 29 November 2017 from 10am – 12noon at the Truro City Council offices, with the information then moving outside the offices into a street stall for the rest of the day.
The scheme builds on the original ideas community organisation Truro River Working Group (TRWG), which reached a major milestone in its Truro Loops campaign by securing funding and support from the Rural Development Programme for England earlier this year.
Plans to link two new bridges, river walkways, and cycle trails into a series of ‘loops’ can now be fully explored.
The focus is on much needed links to and from Newham, Boscawen Park and Malpas, across the river and into western and eastern landscape areas, as well as into the city centre. This would increase footfall in these areas – a potentially huge benefit for local businesses, social interaction and community spirit, as well as providing much safer and more attractive alternatives for pedestrians and cyclists
David Pollard, who led the campaign for the funding for TRWG, explains:
“Cycling and walking in the area (at the moment) is dangerous, with narrow pavements, crumbling river banks, and fast moving traffic always a risk. This funding will enable a team with the relevant marine, engineering, architectural, and environmental expertise to assess what work needs to be done.”
Birgit Hontzsch, Principal Landscape Architect and project lead for CEC said:
“We are very excited about this project and have already identified exciting opportunities and options that could make a real difference to Truro. We have a strong team with expertise that will ensure inspirational and practical ideas are put forward that can help to build on the existing assets in Truro and make a real difference for its residents, workers, employers and visitors.”
Birgit also urges the public to attend the consultation. She said: “Please come along to the public consultation event.It is a great opportunity for the public to be involved and put forward their thoughts and ideas. After all, they will be the main users and benefiters from this scheme, so their input is paramount.”
Details of the public consultation event are below;