THE SECOND stage of the Greenways project connecting Arborfield to Wokingham is set to begin, which has been designed to create a sustainable alternative way to get around the borough.

The Greenways project will create a network of traffic free-multi-user routes for pedestrians, cyclist and other road users to connect the new major developments at Arborfield Garrison, Shinfield Parish, North and South Wokingham to the Wokingham town.

The Greenways will add to the boroughs existing footpaths and phase one, which links Arborfield Green with the Finchampstead Baptist Church via California Country Park has already been completed.

Councillor John Halsall, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries, said: “The Greenways project will be a great benefit to our residents.

"We will have a network criss-crossing the borough of walking and cycling paths to give our residents an alternative to their cars. Not only will this help cut down on congestion, but it will also improve our air quality and the health of our residents.”

Phase two of the project will link link Arborfield Green to the new development at North Wokingham via Cole Lane, Coombes Lane, Foxhill, Woosehill, Holt Lane and Cantley Park.

The council are asking for comments to help shape the final decisions on the route and the detailed design.

Cllr Halsall added: “Drop in on one of the information sessions to find out more and give us your views.

“We’ll take your comments and feed them into the final route and design and then have a consultation in May 2019.”

The feedback sessions will take place on March 23 and March 30 at Woosehill Community Hall and April 4 at the Wokingham Borough Council Offices.

The consultation will be held later this year in May.