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Bath city cyclists to get new contra-flow routes

Proposed design of the new cycling routes
Image caption The council said five contra-flow cycle routes will be created around Kingsmead Square in Bath

An area of Bath city centre is to be revamped for cyclists at a cost of £1m.

Five contra-flow cycling routes will be created around Kingsmead Square, on roads including Monmouth Street, Saw Close and Lower Borough Walls.

The revamp will better connect the area with Bath Spa Station and Green Park Station, according to Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Paul Crossley, council leader, said it was another step towards breaking the "stranglehold of traffic congestion".

"We want to make Bath city centre as easy, convenient, and safe as possible for people who use bicycles as well as those on foot," he said.

The authority has set a target completion date of April 2015.

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