Monmouthshire County Council are seeking your views on the levels and type of use of a potential walking, cycling and wheeling route between Usk and Little Mill/Mamhilad.
Current pedestrian provision between Usk and Little Mill is alongside the A472, which in places narrows significantly and cyclists are to use the road. Potential routes have been identified, as either an upgrade to the existing footway or along sections of the disused railway.
The alternative options are detailed below:
Adjacent to A472 Route
Figure showing potential upgrade options
Although space is limited in several locations, improvements along the current highway corridor have been identified to provide a shared use route. This would be a widening of the current pavement in several locations and improved crossing facilities.
Off-road – Greenway Route
Figure showing potential route – Red on disused railway, Blue and green adjacent to highway
Linking in from a crossing at Usk Island, a ramp would be installed to the disused railway, this would be surfaced to a compliant standard. The middle portion of the route would need to run alongside the A472 on a shared use path and then re-join the railway when land allows. The route would then re-join the road network at Little Mill, or the possibility of joining into Mamhilad.
The objectives of this scheme are to:
- Provide a direct, coherent, comfortable and attractive walking and cycling network suitable for all users;
- Increase levels of sustainable access to education, employment health and other key services;
- Improve actual and perceived safety of all users;
- Increase the number of people walking and cycling between Usk, Little Mill and Mamhilad/New Inn;
- Reduce car dependency and car use for short trips through a modal shift; and
- Reduce the negative impacts of transport on the natural and built environment (i.e., improve air quality, improve public realm, provide sustainable drainage infrastructure, etc.)
HAVE YOUR SAY
We would like to hear from you on the levels and types of use of these various options, allowing us to plan the next stages of this project. Please fill out the survey on the following link