£5m cycle route will connect Binley to the city centre

The route will enable sustainable access from Coventry University through to Binley Business Park.

£5m funding has been secured to help deliver a new cycle route, connecting the city centre with a busy business park in Coventry.

The high-quality route will include segregation from traffic and will enable sustainable access from Coventry University through to Binley Business Park.

The Binley Road scheme has been allocated £5m by the West Midlands Combined Authority towards its implementation, as part of the first phase of a longer route from Coventry city centre to University Hospital Coventry.

The proposal is part of a move to encourage more people to use sustainable methods of transport across the West Midlands with the goal of improving air quality and thus health.

Cllr Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said, “We want to encourage people out of their cars and the best way to do this is to ensure we have safe and accessible routes to use.

“This funding is going to make a massive difference in helping us ensure we can offer this, and get more people on their bikes in Coventry for work, study and leisure.

“It will also make it easier for people to cycle to Binley Business Park, helping to reduce traffic congestion at peak times around this busy employment site.”

The plans for the route will be developed during 2020, including a public consultation to help with the design process.