Have your say on new town centre walking and cycling route
Consultation will start on Monday (Dec 14) on plans to improve a major walking and cycling route to the town centre
Following a successful bid for government funding, Darlington Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority, are consulting on plans to improve the walking and cycling route on Woodland Road, Outram Street and Duke Street.
This is the first phase of a project to create a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from West Park to the town centre, via Cockerton.
It is hoped the plans will improve the area for local residents, businesses and visitors by:
- increasing footfall for local businesses
- improving air quality with less traffic
- improving health and wellbeing by encouraging more people to go outside and be active
- improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists
- improving accessibility for those walking and cycling.
Councillor Andy Keir, cabinet member for local services, said: “These are very exciting plans which will make it safer for those who want to walk or cycle. It is important for our health, the environment and the economy to make it easier for people to use alternative forms of transport to get to the town centre. This is the first phase in a very ambitious and exciting plan to link West Park to the town centre and I am interested to see what residents’ views are.”
Consultation on the plans runs from Monday 14 December to 29 January 2021. You can find out more and have your say from Monday at www.teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/consultations or call 01642 524400 and ask for a paper copy.