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Cowdenbeath, Lumphinnans and Lochgelly Active Travel Corridor

During the winter of 2021 and the spring of 2022, we will be constructing a new walking and cycling route along the B981. This will likely be from November 2021 to May 2022. The 1.5 km route will start at the A909 roundabout in the west and finish at Brucefield Terrace in the east, using Lochgelly Road, Main Street and Viewfield Terrace.

The scheme will provide an off carriageway shared pedestrian footway/ cycle track along the south side of the road. It will be generally 3.5 m wide, but may be narrower at some locations. The new path will replace the previous narrow on-road cycle lanes.
This corridor is already well used by walkers and cyclists, but it's hoped that the new off-road facility will be especially popular with novice cyclists and children. We hope to encourage everyone to be more active when travelling, for example, when ‘shopping local’, with consequent health benefits in return.

In the future, we hope to extend these works further east into Lochgelly and also northwards towards Kelty. The latter would replace the on-road cycle lanes with an off-carriageway footway/ cycle track.

The cost of the current works is £430,000.

Please note that Scottish Power Energy Networks may also be working along this corridor, but their works are not associated with the active travel corridor. The Council is liaising with their contractor to minimise any disruption during the construction works.

Should you wish to make any comments on the proposals, please email active.travel@fife.gov.uk