Discover more about the Green Wheel network of cycle routes in Peterborough
The Green Wheel network of cycle routes provides over 45 miles of continuous sustainable routes around the city. It was one of the first large scale projects PECT delivered for Peterborough and first opened in 2000.
Not only does the Green Wheel contribute to a sustainable transport system, it also celebrates over 3,000 years of social, cultural and economic history through colourful interpretation boards and a series of sculptures.
This £11 million project was 50% funded by the National Lottery through the Millennium Commission, matched by contributions from public and private businesses and voluntary organisation.
The Green Wheel opened
Investment into the Green Wheel
Miles of cycleways created
points of interest
Shanks Millennium Bridge
The Shanks Millennium Bridge, over the River Nene at Stanground Washes, provides a direct, safe and fully off-road link between Peterborough and Whittlesey for commuter and leisure cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.
It also forms part of the National Cycleway Network, making Peterborough a gateway for routes into East Anglia from the Midlands and the North.
This outstanding bridge, designed and constructed by Whitby Bird & Partners, is constructed from weathering steel which prevents the bridge from corroding and eliminates the need for painting. It is manufactured partly from recycled metal and has been carefully designed to minimise any disturbance to the birds that live and breed on the Nene Washes.