The section of public footpath running between Boscombe Road and Trafalgar Avenue, known locally as Pig Alley, will be closed from Monday 10 November 2014 for approximately one month. The closure is necessary while a shared use footpath for pedestrians and cyclists is constructed along this section of the footpath.
This will form the first section of a new cycle route which will eventually run from the Garth Road / Green Lane junction in the London Borough of Merton along Green Lane to the stables then via the current footpath to Trafalgar Road and onwards towards Sutton. Subsequent sections of the route will be constructed as funding is identified and allocated. It is hoped the section from Boscombe Road to the stables in Green Lane will be constructed next year.
Proposed improvements to the footpath between Boscombe Road and Trafalgar Avenue could provide a new off-road cycle route for Worcester Park.
The proposal is to up-grade the existing footpath, by providing a 3m wide tarmac path and allowing pedestrians and cyclists to use it.
The benefit of improving the path is to encourage more journeys by bicycle and on foot. This section of path is part of a longer route that leads to the borough boundary with Merton to the north at Green Lane. Merton Council have recently up-graded their section of Green Lane to provide a good surface for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not intended to provide street lighting along the path as it is to be promoted as a daytime route only.
Residents near the route are being asked for their comments but if you have any thoughts on this proposal you can e-mail Traffic.Postbook@sutton.gov.uk quoting reference T30086/3 by Friday 25 July 2014.
The results of this consultation will be reported to your ward councillors for consideration.