We are approaching the cycleway as 3 separate but related phases with the southern part (Phase I) likely to be justified through the commuting into Derby opportunities and the associated impact on reduced traffic from the north into Derby.
The northern part (Phase II) linking Matlock and Cromford is necessary to complete the White Peak Loop (linking Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Cromford) which is a project in progress.
The middle section (Phase III) will join the other 2 portions and deliver the benefits of a complete route with all the associated tourism opportunities.
The first portion from Derby City to Ford Lane in Allestree is anticipated to be complete in 2020. The second part of phase 1 linking Ford Lane with Belper has a target completion between 2022 and 2025.
Phase II is necessary to complete the already in progress White Peak Loop and is anticipated to be complete in 2020-2023
Phase III completion is anticipated as 2025-2027