Work to create improved cycling and walking route through Dundee Port could start next month

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Councillor Kevin Cordell and sustainable transport team leader John Berry on the cycle route.

Work to shore up the city’s cycling routes have stepped up a gear, according to the council.

The local authority has earmarked more than £356,000 for path improvements at Dundee docks, following an agreement between the council and Forth Ports.

The work will involve new surfacing and a boundary fence on a stretch of shared use path. The work will also see the route opened to walkers. Currently, only cyclists are allowed through.

Councillors on the city development committee will be asked to approve a tender for the work from Jones Bros. of Ruthin, North Wales.

Councillor Lynne Short, convener of the city development committee, said: “This work will see some upgrading to the surface and boundaries to make using the route smoother and easier for cyclists and pedestrians.

“It is a popular stretch and I am sure these enhancements will boost the number of people wanting to use it.”

Funding from various sources including TACTRAN and the European Regional Development Fund will be used. If the committee agrees the tender, work could start next month.