The Foss Islands path in York is set to undergo a major upgrade by charity Sustrans in collaboration with the City of York Council. The one mile section of the path between Wigginton Road and Hallfield Road sees approximately 1,500 daily users during the summer. The upgrade aims to improve accessibility, create more space, and resurface the path with asphalt. In addition, barriers will be removed or widened along the route. The 10-week construction is scheduled to begin in April, with parts of the path closing and diversions being implemented.
A drop-in event will be held on January 13 at the York Hospitals Sports and Social Club, Clifton, from 1pm-4pm. The Sustrans North team will be present to answer questions about the new designs and gather input on access points and bench placement along the path.
Senior engineer Mark Baty expressed pride in working with the City of York Council to create a high-quality route for walking, wheeling, and cycling. Local input is encouraged, and the community is invited to attend the drop-in event or share their views online.