£3.6 million boost for cyclists secured by West of England Metro Mayor
Pedal power is the name of the game as Metro Mayor Dan Norris announced he has secured £3.6 million of new funding from government to boost cycling, and walking, across the West of England.
The focus will be to encourage local people to travel by bike for those shorter everyday journeys.
The Mayor wants to make it easier and more secure to park your bike which is why there will be new and upgraded facilities in the Old City, as well as a whole range of improvements for pedestrians – plus an additional 80 cycle hangars right across Bristol, Bath and NE Somerset, and South Glos, Mr Norris confirmed.
Meanwhile the cash will also be invested to improve cycle lanes – with plans to deliver new and improved cycle routes and tracks on Deanery Road and the Malago Greenway, as well as walking and cycling improvements linking Redcross Street to Braggs Lane, in the offing.
And Warmley and Longwell Green residents could see a host of improvements to provide a much-improved cycling route and access between the two areas, the Mayor added.
This money builds on the £10 million-plus previously secured by Mayor Norris from ministers for walking, cycling and wheeling schemes in the West of England region.