More cash for Scunthorpe’s ‘cycling revolution’

More cash for Scunthorpes cycling revolution

More cash for Scunthorpe’s ‘cycling revolution’

Earlier this week an extensive programme of new cycling lanes and improvements in Scunthorpe was announced.

North Lincolnshire Council have now secured government funding for what they are calling a ‘cycling revolution’.

According to a council statement, the programme of works will improve connectivity to the town centre from surrounding residential areas.

The council has now been allocated cash from the Government’s Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to begin the project.

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.”

This latest development comes as the council urge people travel safely by bicycle.

The council and Humberside Police have reminded cyclists of the importance of cycling safely in Scunthorpe town centre, and of dismounting in the town’s city centre.

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