New bridge opens in Hereford

Ledbury Reporter: Will Vaughan from Hereford Pedicabs takes Yvonne Gilligan from Sustrans and Councillor Chris Chappell across the bridge. Will Vaughan from Hereford Pedicabs takes Yvonne Gilligan from Sustrans and Councillor Chris Chappell across the bridge.

CYCLISTS and walkers are now able to use a new bridge in Hereford after it was officially opened this week.

The Greenway Bridge, which runs across the River Wye linking Bartonsham to Rotherwas, will help workers get to the Hereford Enterprise Zone in a more environmentally friendly fashion.

The bridge, funded by Sustrans, was officially opened by Herefordshire vice-chairman Councillor Chris Chappell on Tuesday.

He said it would encourage people to get on their bikes and travel around the city.

"In June, I decided to ride a bike again, but there were so many cars on Holme Lacy Road and it was far too dangerous," he added.

"It is the first bridge to be constructed over the the River Wye in Hereford for 40 years and I will definitely use it to get to the council's offices in Brockington."

Kate Burgoyne, a Hereford Triathlon Club member, said that the bridge will be invaluable for her getting from her childminder's house in Ledbury Road to her work at Thorn Business Park.

"I cycle two to three times a week and cycle whenever I can," said Kate.

"It will be really useful for a lot of cyclists."

Will Vaughan, from Hereford Pedicabs, added that the bridge will be useful for a new project that the company aims to launch in the new year.

"We will have a community cargo bike that carries freight, so people will be able to use it to go to the tip," said Will.

"It will be based in Harold Street, so the bridge will be brilliant for that."

The route, which aims to take a couple of hundred cars off the road, largely follows the dismantled Hereford to Ross--on-Wye railway through to Thorn Business Park.

The rest of the route to Chapel Road will be open from December 20.

Further plans are in place to one day extend the path to Holme Lacy.

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12:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Mr.Herefordian says...

I see the Mayor trying to get in on the act, your not as fit as you were Philip.
I see the Mayor trying to get in on the act, your not as fit as you were Philip. Mr.Herefordian

3:12pm Thu 12 Dec 13

B the B says...

"The route, which aims to take a couple of hundred cars off the road" - What a day, a month, a year or in its lifetime.
"The route, which aims to take a couple of hundred cars off the road" - What a day, a month, a year or in its lifetime. B the B

5:31pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jarvis 2 says...

Chappell states
In June, I decided to ride a bike again, but there were so many cars on Holme Lacy Road and it was far too dangerous,"
should it not read
In June, I decided to ride a bike again, but there were so many cars on Holme Lacy Road swerving to dodge the pot holes that I and other councillers refuse to repair make it impossible it was far too dangerous,"
and the cycle route we have put in is more dangerouse than being on the road as I have to cross from one side to the other there are far to many lorries going under the railway bridge for me as they have yet to find out there is a weight limit that is ignored

Mr Chappell please get and look at the real issuies make the roads safe fill the pot holes the area off Holme Lacey road by the wye was resurface 18 months ago within 3 weeks the surface came up leaving it in a worse way than it was before the work was done and guess what it has not been put right.
You can t even walk up the top end of the road from tescos to the broadleys pub in the mornings as cars drive up the pavment to miss the ques
Chappell states In June, I decided to ride a bike again, but there were so many cars on Holme Lacy Road and it was far too dangerous," should it not read In June, I decided to ride a bike again, but there were so many cars on Holme Lacy Road swerving to dodge the pot holes that I and other councillers refuse to repair make it impossible it was far too dangerous," and the cycle route we have put in is more dangerouse than being on the road as I have to cross from one side to the other there are far to many lorries going under the railway bridge for me as they have yet to find out there is a weight limit that is ignored Mr Chappell please get and look at the real issuies make the roads safe fill the pot holes the area off Holme Lacey road by the wye was resurface 18 months ago within 3 weeks the surface came up leaving it in a worse way than it was before the work was done and guess what it has not been put right. You can t even walk up the top end of the road from tescos to the broadleys pub in the mornings as cars drive up the pavment to miss the ques jarvis 2

5:53pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Hereford Voice says...

A couple of hundred cars a decade that's what they meant, I'm sure. Let's hope that it does not get too busy on there or they will put traffic lights each end!
A couple of hundred cars a decade that's what they meant, I'm sure. Let's hope that it does not get too busy on there or they will put traffic lights each end! Hereford Voice

5:54pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Hereford Voice says...

We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!!
We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!! Hereford Voice

6:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

AylestoneVoice says...

A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.
A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance. AylestoneVoice

7:38pm Thu 12 Dec 13

fmrbill says...

aylestone voice who are you suggesting we should be voting for then and why ?? im open to offers and ideas
aylestone voice who are you suggesting we should be voting for then and why ?? im open to offers and ideas fmrbill

9:19pm Thu 12 Dec 13

silentbull2 says...

AylestoneVoice wrote:
A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.
You'll be telling us next that this is exactly what Hereford needs
[quote][p][bold]AylestoneVoice[/bold] wrote: A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.[/p][/quote]You'll be telling us next that this is exactly what Hereford needs silentbull2

9:41pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Hereford Voice says...

AylestoneVoice wrote:
A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.
You clearly have an agenda with the IOC I see because this is the second time you have advised me not to vote for them..
[quote][p][bold]AylestoneVoice[/bold] wrote: A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.[/p][/quote]You clearly have an agenda with the IOC I see because this is the second time you have advised me not to vote for them.. Hereford Voice

8:05am Fri 13 Dec 13

B the B says...

AylestoneVoice wrote:
A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.
A fantastic new facility for a few. I too want one for motorised vehicles and if the IOC don't want one then I wont vote for them or anyone else against it. I shall vote for Santa as he seems to give everybody what they want, if you're good that is.
Merry Christmas to you all.
[quote][p][bold]AylestoneVoice[/bold] wrote: A fantastic new facility and all you do is moan as usual. Hereford Voice if you want a new bridge/by-pass please remember to not vote for Its Our County when you get the chance.[/p][/quote]A fantastic new facility for a few. I too want one for motorised vehicles and if the IOC don't want one then I wont vote for them or anyone else against it. I shall vote for Santa as he seems to give everybody what they want, if you're good that is. Merry Christmas to you all. B the B

8:28am Fri 13 Dec 13

AylestoneVoice says...

I do not have any particular agenda with IOC. When we get a chance to vote I think it is important that we know what we are voting for. All I am doing is reminding people that a by pass is not one of their policies. It is important that before anyone votes they check out the policies of the party they are voting for and not just say - "we are sick of the tories anyone else will do".
I do not have any particular agenda with IOC. When we get a chance to vote I think it is important that we know what we are voting for. All I am doing is reminding people that a by pass is not one of their policies. It is important that before anyone votes they check out the policies of the party they are voting for and not just say - "we are sick of the tories anyone else will do". AylestoneVoice

5:59pm Fri 13 Dec 13

William Rudd says...

Hereford Voice wrote:
We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!!
Well that would be part of a by pass then....Which Aylestone voice is correct in saying that IOC do not want one
[quote][p][bold]Hereford Voice[/bold] wrote: We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!![/p][/quote]Well that would be part of a by pass then....Which Aylestone voice is correct in saying that IOC do not want one William Rudd

7:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Hereford Voice says...

William Rudd wrote:
Hereford Voice wrote:
We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!!
Well that would be part of a by pass then....Which Aylestone voice is correct in saying that IOC do not want one
Not necessarily you can have another river crossing without being part of a bypass.
I read everyone's policies before casting my vote but thanks for the advice.
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereford Voice[/bold] wrote: We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!![/p][/quote]Well that would be part of a by pass then....Which Aylestone voice is correct in saying that IOC do not want one[/p][/quote]Not necessarily you can have another river crossing without being part of a bypass. I read everyone's policies before casting my vote but thanks for the advice. Hereford Voice

5:27pm Sat 14 Dec 13

JollyJesterTwo says...

Hereford Voice wrote:
We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!!
We need to re-build the city wall, add a moat with a drawbridge and keep all vehicles out of our city. Simples!
[quote][p][bold]Hereford Voice[/bold] wrote: We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!![/p][/quote]We need to re-build the city wall, add a moat with a drawbridge and keep all vehicles out of our city. Simples! JollyJesterTwo

5:27pm Sat 14 Dec 13

JollyJesterTwo says...

Hereford Voice wrote:
We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!!
We need to re-build the city wall, add a moat with a drawbridge and keep all vehicles out of our city. Simples!
[quote][p][bold]Hereford Voice[/bold] wrote: We need another bridge across the river, preferably one the carries cars and lorries!!!![/p][/quote]We need to re-build the city wall, add a moat with a drawbridge and keep all vehicles out of our city. Simples! JollyJesterTwo

3:08am Tue 17 Dec 13

Allahu Hassan says...

This is a great addition to this great village. I will use it very very much. It will prevent having to go down some pretty rough streets which are so filled with hate.
This is a great addition to this great village. I will use it very very much. It will prevent having to go down some pretty rough streets which are so filled with hate. Allahu Hassan

10:54pm Tue 17 Dec 13

dippyhippy says...

Hello Allahu, and welcome to the forum!
Its always great to have new posters on here. I agree, the bridge is a great addition, but was sorry to hear that you have had such awful experiences on the streets.
I really hope you contribute to other stories on here, we don't always agree with each other, but that's what makes for a healthy debate!
Take care.
Hello Allahu, and welcome to the forum! Its always great to have new posters on here. I agree, the bridge is a great addition, but was sorry to hear that you have had such awful experiences on the streets. I really hope you contribute to other stories on here, we don't always agree with each other, but that's what makes for a healthy debate! Take care. dippyhippy

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