Lancashire County Council awarded £1.9m to encourage cycling to work
Good news for those who love cycling, Lancashire County Council has just been awarded £1.9 million to help encourage more people to cycle or walk to work. Granted as part of the nation-wide ‘Access Fund’ the money will go towards measures to improve the safety of cyclists. These will include road safety measures and secure storage for bicycles, along with bike repair and maintenance courses. The money will also focus on developing features of public transport such as smart phone apps complete with up to date bus timetables and plans to promote car sharing. Discounted bike loans and bus travel will help local residents and those struggling to find work due to transport restrictions will gain assistance from this funding.
John Fillis, County Councillor and cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This funding is great news and will help us deliver even more projects to encourage people to cycle or walk to work in East Lancashire. We want to do all we can to minimise the number of cars on the road to protect the environment and encourage people to be more active. We need to make sure it’s as safe as possible for people to get around and the investment will help us fund projects to help us to do this.”
Feeling inspired to get out on your bike? Check out our cycling routes sections for pre-planned trails taking you around the Morecambe Bay area.
News according to Lancaster County Council and The Visitor