We’re first to put wheels in motion on cycling campaign
CHESHIRE East Council has become the first local authority to formally pass a motion supporting an international cycling campaign.
The plan is part of the council’s transport strategy framework and will concentrate on improving cycle routes and provide more cycle proficiency training for children.
The scheme – which the council hopes will double the number of people cycling in the borough over the next 10 years – will be funded by the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, £500,000 Local Growth Fund match funding from Cheshire East Council, and £612,445 secured from the Department of Transport to fund Bikeability.
Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of the council, said: “This is fantastic news. In adopting this strategy there is a real opportunity to capitalise on increased public awareness and interest in cycling following Cheshire East’s hugely successful hosting of stage three of the Tour of Britain last September.
“The council’s cycling strategy demonstrates how we intend to deliver a high-quality cycle network so that people of all abilities will be able to travel safely around the borough by bike – and help put cycling on the map in Cheshire East.”