Plans for 'emerald necklace' cycleway along HS2 route published
Feasibility study completed in 2016 but neither Department for Transport nor HS2 Ltd have plans to fund cycleway
Ambitious proposals to build a national cycleway up the spine of England, creating “an emerald necklace of linear parks and paths” along the HS2 railway, have been published by the government.
Approximately 7 million people would live within a 10-minute bike ride of the national cycleway within the HS2 corridor – with an extra 2 million, were the cycle route to extend across the Pennines, where the government wants to build a new line known as Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Source: Guardian Transport