Scunthorpe’s new cycle lane scheme

Council proposes new cycleway

Scunthorpe’s new cycle lane scheme

North Lincolnshire Council have installed a series of new cycle lanes and improvements as part of a major bid to encourage locals to switch their cars for bikes.

The project is being funded by the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

According to North Lincolnshire Council, the new scheme will see cycling in Scunthorpe and the surrounding areas become safer, easier and more sustainable.

With dedicated access routes and additional signage, the new cycle lanes are better connected to the town centre and other local hotspots.

Secure bicycle parking bays have also been created.

As part of the improvements, a temporary crossing point will be created on Mary Street.

A new footway and cycleway will be constructed across the green space on Frances Street.

And a one-way system will be introduced on Robert Street.

There are also proposals to suspend on-street parking on Laneham Street and parking restrictions on Frances Street between 8am and 6pm.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Now, more than ever, it is vital that the cycling network in Scunthorpe town centre is updated to make it easier and safer for cyclists when travelling in and out of the area.

“People are being encouraged to walk and cycle more to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, whether this is travelling to work or socially.

“The funding from the government will enable us to carry out much-needed improvements between Ashby Road and Scunthorpe town centre to improve the cycling network.

“This will eventually link in with further developments connecting all of our towns and villages.

“We will be submitting a bid for extra funding from Phase 2 of the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to further support longer term projects to install additional measures specifically for cyclists.”

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