Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cycling demonstation towns announced

The winning bids in the Government's £100m investment in cycling has been announced. Bristol is going to be the 'Cycling City' getting £11.4 to invest in cycling infrastructure and training. This figure will be matched by local funding seeing the Bristol area having £23m to spend on cycle lanes and training for children and adults.

Following the cycling city are the eleven cycling demonstration towns. These have now been announced and are:

  • Blackpool (nearest to here ~25 miles)
  • Cambridge
  • Chester
  • Colchester
  • Leighton/Linslade
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southend on Sea
  • Southport with Ainsdale (next nearest)
  • Stoke
  • Woking
  • York.

Let's look forward to seeing these beacons as examples for our local councils who can aspire to provide matching facilities.

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