Work is set to begin in February on improving the Long Road pavements and cycleways. This is the result of a campaign run by a local resident, with the support of the Lib Dem Focus Team, who helped her present the project as a candidate for Section 106 funding — money contributed by building developers as part of their planning obligations. The project was supported by both the South Area committee and the County Council Cabinet and £180,000 was allocated to it.
This will be good news for the many hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists who use Long Road every day, many of them going to school or college.
The path will be widened and provide a more level surface for walking and cycling. There will also be more space for crossing Sedley Taylor Road.
As part of the scheme, there will be a tidy-up of vegetation, and improvements to drainage.
For more information, see here: Long Road briefing note