Residents' summer cycling challenge
The council has invested just over £2 million in new cycle routes and improved off-road and on-road lanes during the last three years, with funding from the Cycling City Project and the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Details of the routes and infrastructure already built are online http://www.betterbybike.info/completed-schemes. Three new LSTF routes, representing a combined investment of £900,000, are also scheduled for completion in 2013 linking Lockleaze with Bristol Parkway and Cribbs Causeway, and Bristol Parkway with Cribbs Causeway.
Chair of the council’s Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee, Cllr Brian Allinson, said: “As a council we are committed to promoting sustainable transport like cycling and walking as a healthy and environmentally friendly means of travel.
“Our investment in the district’s walking and cycling infrastructure is testament to that commitment and I hope more residents will be encouraged to take to their bicycles and enjoy the district’s cycle routes.”
Council figures show that more than half of South Gloucestershire households own a bicycle and 45 per cent of these cycle on a regular basis. One-third of people say they would cycle more often if there were more on-and off-road cycle lanes.
Details of South Gloucestershire’s cycle routes, including dedicated Leisure Ride leaflets, are available to download at www.betterbybike.info/
Further cycle information is available from http://www.travelwest.info/cycle
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