CEC Ltd completed the Truro Loops Feasibility Study for Truro River Working Group (TRWG) in March 2018. The main report of the Feasibility Study can be downloaded via the link at the end of this article.
Vision and Key Objectives
The vision of the project is to facilitate sustainable car-free living and innovation in the city of Truro and to contribute to a better-connected Truro where people choose to live, work and visit as a prime destination in a future-orientated Cornwall.
Key objectives are:
- To reconnect the city with its water front and improve access for pedestrians and cyclists along the river.
- Connect the Boscawen / Malpas and Newham sides along the river with the proposal for two new pedestrian / cycle bridges and explore improvements along Malpas and Newham Roads to encourage pedestrian and cycle use.
- Create a network of well promoted, safer and well laid out walking and cycle routes in the city and its southern landscapes, linking to wider destinations such as Highertown / Coosebean cycle route, Idless Wood, Tresillian and the Mineral Tramways. In the future, the vision could be extended further to incorporate more of the northern and eastern parts of the city.
- Potential for new visitor facilities – this could range from a completely new building to renovating and extending existing buildings to having a dispersed solution of various visitor functions (such as interpretation, information, bike hire) across points in the city.
- Harnessing the wellbeing/health, educational and heritage benefits that could be delivered by the project.
- Creating new business opportunities and increasing the awareness of residents / visitors about existing businesses and their importance for Truro.
Contact and Contributing to the Project
TRWG are now progressing with implementation of the recommendations and individual sub-projects. If you are interested in contributing to the project, please contact TRWG director and local Councillor Loic Rich via email or phone (07967 433047 / 01872 276630, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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