Bette bike plans given go-ahead

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

PLANS to im­prove cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties have been given the green-light in Spald­ing.

Fund­ing of £8,320 has been al­lo­cated out of Spring­fields ‘ Sec­tion 106’ plan­ning money – ear­marked for town cen­tre im­prove­ments – to pay for the im­prove­ments which were re­quested by Ped­als, Spald­ing’s Cy­cle Ac­tion Group.

Ped­als had asked for more cy­cle park­ing in the town cen­tre and more sig­nage on the route be­tween the town cen­tre and the Spring­fields Out­let Shop­ping and Fes­ti­val Gar­dens de­vel­op­ment.

The group looked at ex­ist­ing cy­cle park­ing spa­ces and pro­posed re­place­ment racks and an ex­tra 26 spa­ces in the town.

In part­ner­ship with Lin­colnshire County Coun­cil High­ways it es­ti­mated it would cost £6,800 to re­place and pro­vide new racks while im­proved sign­ing was es­ti­mated at £1,520.

South Hol­land Dis­trict Coun­cil (SHDC) gave the scheme the goa­head and it is ex­pected to be com­pleted within three months.

Coun­cil­lor Howard John­son, SHDC port­fo­lio holder for de­vel­op­ment, said: “I wel­come these im­prove­ments which will be of great ben­e­fit to cy­clists in South Hol­land.”

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