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Councillors approve new £1.3 million bridge in Exeter

Image: Devon County Council E4 cycle route

It will be over Summer Lane

It will form part of the cycle route from Monkerton to the city centre, if it gets planning permission. 

The 18-metre bridge would connect to existing paths in Exhibition Fields and Bettys Mead Playing Fields. 

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said:“Building on the success of the Exe Estuary route the Council continues to work towards achieving a strategic cycle and pedestrian network across Exeter. This latest commitment to improve cycling facilities in Exeter is a good way to start the New Year.

“This high-quality cycle and pedestrian bridge across Summer Lane will provide a key connection on the E4 multi-use route which is continuing to develop in Exeter, and it will allow the route to seamlessly join the two existing sections of the route through the Exeter parks. This project should encourage more people to walk and cycle in the city as more sections are pieced together.”

Councillor Hilary Ackland, Devon County Councillor for Pinhoe and Mincinglake, said: “This scheme takes us one step nearer an excellent cycle route from Pinhoe to the centre of Exeter. It sets a high standard for the construction of other strategic cycles routes that will follow in Exeter. It also shows the rest of the country that Devon County Council is a proactive council in enabling cycling as a mode of transport. Devon County Council and the City of Exeter are working together to promote Exeter as a cycle friendly city.”

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