Six million pounds spent on new cycling routes for Nottingham

bike2Nottingham City Council has revealed how it plans to spend £6.1 million pounds in improving facilities for cyclists in the city.

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The scheme which is called the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition will create three new routes into the city centre from Beeston, Clifton and Hucknall. It aims to link existing routes as well as enhancing current facilities for cyclists.

Plans for a quiet route will be constructed
which will link parks, canals and paths along
thecycling River Trent, whilst routes will also be put in place as part of the extension to the city’s tram system.

Nottingham is one of eight cities to benefit from the funding and the investment comes from The Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Fund (LEP). The LEP’s vision is to support and encourage economic growth in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham City Council Transport Planner, Keith Morgan, says that the scheme will improve the city’s economy.

According to the Nottingham City Council, cycling in Nottingham has increased by 33% over the past four years with cycling safety being a priority investment. They hope further  improvements may encourage more people to enjoy cycling.

Last Sunday thousands gathered to see the Milk Race return to Nottingham, and there is less than four weeks to go until the Great Notts Bike Ride on Sunday 21st June.

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