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Thorpe Wood cycleway consultation


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Transport and Environment TeamPeterborough City CouncilSand Martin HouseBittern Way, Fletton QuaysPeterboroughPE2 8TY

Transport and Environment Team


Consultation Started: 16 Nov 2023 - Consultation Ended: 28 Dec 2023

Resolved: At the end of the petition period

Have your say on the new Thorpe Wood cycleway

We invite residents to have their say on a new cycleway which will encourage active travel between Bretton and Longthorpe.

We have received around £3 million of funding from the Government's Active Travel England scheme. This is part of a joint bid with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) to create a new cycleway along Thorpe Wood and a section of Thorpe Road.

A public consultation takes place between 16 November and 28 December 2023. We invite residents to give their general views on the scheme, as well as answer a short survey. We will consider all comments and responses as the project develops, helping to address any concerns and enable adjustments where possible.

Design and construction

Construction of the cycleway is due to start in April 2024. The project aims to improve access into Ferry Meadows, Thorpe Wood business park and the police station. It will also enhance the walking and cycling links between Longthorpe and Bretton.

The main section of the cycleway will be bi-directional and kerb-segregated from the road and footpath, with some sections being shared use.

The scheme will also include shared use zebra crossings for pedestrians and cyclists. We will reduce the speed limit on Thorpe Wood to 30mph, covering the section of road where we will install the cycleway.

We have already carried out an Arboricultural Implication Assessment report and plan, as well as an Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan, to minimise the environmental impacts, including the ancient woodland.

Map drawing

Drawing shows a map of the route of a new cycleway along Thorpe Wood and a section of Thorpe Road. The route will connect to the existing walking and cycling routes as well as the new footbridge over the A1260 Nene Parkway and is being constructed to encourage active travel between Bretton and Longthorpe.

Map also includes labels showing cycleway route, which sections will be bi-directional and which sections will include a footway. It also details where existing trees will remain, as well as verges and guard rail locations.

If you require the map drawing in alternative format, please contact

Thorpe Wood cycleway map2.47MBpdf
Size: 2.47MBFile format: pdf

Complete the survey

The survey closes on 28 December 2023.