Dartford Riverside Scheme
Dartford's residents and visitors are set to benefit from improved cycling and pedestrian routes thanks to the Connect2 project which was successful at winning the Big Lottery Fund's: The People's £50 million contest. Dartford's proposal was one of 79 schemes across the UK involved in the winning project and will receive £600,000 towards the proposed series of routes for the town.
The Connect2 project, organised by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, aims to give people easier and healthier access to schools, workplaces, shops and leisure areas. Foot and cycle traffic in Dartford must not only negotiate crossing the River Darent but also the busy Bob Dunn Way, Mill Pond and Princes Roads. The Dartford Riverside scheme plans to use a combination of new and existing routes to overcome these barriers and create direct access to and through the town centre. These include proposals for a walking and cycling bridge across the mouth of the River Darent and improving paths along the Thames Embankment and the Dartford marshes.
A key project has already been completed which has seen a new award winning walkway open through the Princes Tunnel connecting Central Park to Brooklands Lake.
- For more information on Connect2, visit http://www.sustrans.org.uk