16th Jan, 2019

£3million funding boost from Highways England and Sustrans to get more people on their bikes

Ross Crawford 25th Oct, 2018

A £3MILLION funding boost has been revealed to encourage more people to get on their bikes as part of a link up between Highways England and Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity.

To help cyclists and walkers navigate its road network the company is working with Sustrans to help provide safer crossings and connect cycle schemes on England’s busiest roads with the charity’s 16,505-mile National Cycle Network.

The network criss-crosses the country, linking villages, towns and cities, and with 4.4million people using it every year for commuting and leisure, the partnership will benefit cyclists up and down the country.

Bromsgrove and Droitwich has cycle routes that are part of the national scheme.

Highways England Head of Road Safety Richard Leonard said: “Our vision is to create better and improved cycling facilities that are safe and separate from traffic, which encourage cycling as a sustainable form of transport and make every day journeys as easy as possible.”

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