Estimating user numbers for a facility that currently does not exist is a difficult exercise. However, figures have been estimated based on existing commuter traffic, expected increases arising from the provision of an attractive route, and comparisons with similar routes elsewhere in Derbyshire. These figures are incorporated into the “Value for Money” study which can be seen here.
In addition, we have received support from many people saying that, although they currently do not cycle into Derby or up the valley, they would use this facility were it to exist. Also that this route would give them the confidence to take their children out on a family outing which currently they do not feel would be a safe activity.