Weymouth’s Park and Ride car park has been partially transformed into a community running track.
It comes as Dorset Council highways have invested more than £380,000 to maintain popular cycle, running and walking routes in Weymouth to support active travel in the town.
The Park and Ride at Mount Pleasant are used by runners and cyclists alike. Now, following a suggestion made by the local running club, Egdon Heath Harriers, the council has turned a section of the overflow car park into a community running and exercise track.
The circuit, which makes the ‘perfect’ 400m if you follow the centre line, has been resurfaced with improved camber for better drainage, drainage ditches dug out for better capacity and has Portland Stone boulders put in place to stop vehicles using the area.
The circuit was already used by people exercising or children learning to ride bikes.
In addition, Dorset Council resurfaced the path through Lodmoor Country Park to improve accessibility. They also resurfaced the Preston Beach Road shared-use cycleway/footway – with the section between the skate park and the household recycling centre widened.