A multi-million improvement project has provided new landscaped links through the River Nene corridor in Northampton, connecting homes, workplaces, shops and cultural facilities around the town.
It also gives access to nature reserves and a pleasant route with lighting, seating, viewpoints, signing and public art.
The links run from Hunsbury, Briar Hill, Upton, Sixfields and St James connecting to the town centre and its parks and shops.
The routes are also suitable for walkers, disabled users and buggies.
Work in progress on the Northampton Connect2 route along the River Nene:
Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. It is the charity behind the National Cycle Network, Safe Routes to Schools, Bike It and TravelSmart. More details at www.sustrans.org.uk
Sustrans’ Connect2 is revitalising walking and cycling in 79 communities across the UK by creating new routes for the local journeys we all make every day. Crossings and bridges are being created over busy roads, railway lines and rivers, linking into new networks of local paths to get you to where you want to go by foot or bike. In December 2007 this ambitious UK-wide project won the public vote in the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks: The People’s £50 Million contest meaning 79 Connect2 schemes will transform local travel in communities including Northampton.