Council to publish cycle strategy
South Lanarkshire Council will publish its first ever cycling strategy, covering the years 2016 to 2021.
Councillors on an enterprise services committee yesterday, Tuesday, agreed to publish the plan that will determine cycling developments in the region over the next five years.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang are likely to play a key role in the implementation of the strategy.
The two towns have already been earmarked as“bike towns”by the local development trust while plans are being drawn up to create a new cycle route between the towns.
Cambuslang has even been put forward as the possible site for a new multi-million national cycle road-racing centre.
CamGlen Bike Town, part of Healthy n Happy, played a part in creating the council’s plan.
The council aims to improve the existing network, increase the numbers of people cycling and maximise the benefits to the economy and environment.
The publication follows a consultation exercise that took place between March and July last year.
A report to councillors will read:“In recent years, excellent progress has been achieved in delivering improvements to cycling infrastructure.
This progress has been underpinned by informal but effective partnership working on a series of individual projects.”
The strategy will also help the council achieve their sustainability objectives.
Officers say the document should be published by the end of this month.
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