A new network of routes in Monmouth

A community-led scheme providing new links into the town centre and along the River Monmow.
The challenge

Monmouth in the Wye Valley is close to some wonderful cycle routes, including the Peregrine Path to Symonds Yat. However, busy main roads and inadequate crossings of the Rivers Wye and Monnow made it difficult to get around the town centre on foot or by bike. Local community groups had been campaigning for years for better cycling and walking routes so that people could make everyday trips into town and access the Peregrine Path easily and safely.

The solution

The work with Sustrans and the steering group has been very inclusive. They were kept informed of works and had the chance to make small changes that will make large differences and have a positive impact on the way people move around Monmouth both walking and cycling.

- Debbie McCarty, Monmouthshire Council

Good links have now been constructed linking the Rockfield estate with the centre of Monmouth. This also provides better access to Over Monnow School and the Bridges Centre. A path has also been constructed alongside the River Monnow and includes clever use of trunk road infrastructure to cross the river which leads on to Beech Road.

The difference

The new network of routes is already providing enormous benefit to local cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs. It offers an attractive, route for everyday journeys between the town centre, nearby schools, the Vauxhall Fields and the residential areas of Rockfield Road and Osbaston. It has opened up the riverside for leisure activities, and provides links to local green spaces, the Riverside and Drybridge Park.

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