Work begins on River Avon segregated cycle lane

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Image caption The new cycleway will be part of the new Avon promenade linking Bristol and Keynsham

Work is set to begin on a segregated cycle lane on one of the Bristol's busiest commuter routes.

The segregated cycleway will run the length of Clarence Road in Bedminster.

It is part of a traffic-free route, the Avon promenade, which will eventually link Bristol and Keynsham along the river.

The road will be narrowed, parking bays removed and the cycleway and a footpath constructed. Work is due be completed by the end of the summer.

The cycle lane will cost about £380,000.

Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson said the council had used funds from the Sustainable Transport Fund and the Local Enterprise Zone for the project.

This would be the "first step towards making this part of Bristol a more accessible, safer and pleasant place to walk and cycle", he said.

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