Cycling Great Stour Way

Active Travel improvements for Canterbury

Improvements have been made to create a safer and direct route for cycling from the east of Canterbury into the city centre.

The scheme runs along Longport from the Spring Lane and St Martin’s Hill junction in the east and past the Church Street and Lower Bridge Street junction into the city centre. The scheme includes:

  • Separated cycle tracks for part of the route along Monastery Street
  • A stepped cycle path on Longport
  • A new pedestrian and cycle crossing over Lower Bridge Street

For the narrower streets, such as Burgate and Church Street, cyclists are on the road. There are additional pedestrian crossing points along Longport near St Augustine’s roundabout and on Littlebourne Road outside St Martin’s Hospital.

The scheme was funded from the £6.1m Active Travel Fund (tranche 2) provided by Active Travel England to Kent County Council for a number of cycle and pedestrian improvement schemes across Kent.

Take a look at the map below and see how you can use the network to plan your active travel journey.

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