The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

WORKS to im­prove cy­cle routes for school chil­dren in Peter­bor­ough have now been com­pleted. The £100,000 project funded jointly by na­tional char­ity Sus­trans and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil has seen works to re­move bar­ri­ers, in­stall ad­di­tional sig­nage and cre­ate three pri­or­ity cross­ings for cy­clists in the Stags­den, Pen­ning­ton and Man­dev­ille ar­eas in the Or­tons. In both Pen­ning­ton and Man­dev­ille dam­aged and in­ap­pro­pri­ate guardrail­ing was re­moved and re­placed with bol­lards, the car­riage­way was resur- faced and raised to meet the height of the foot­way and cy­cle­way and pri­or­ity was given to pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists rather than mo­tor ve­hi­cles. The im­prove­ment works started in Oc­to­ber 2011 and were com­pleted in March 2012. In to­tal there have been 15 changes or im­prove­ments across the Or­tons, with the most sub­stan­tial im­prove­ments fo­cus­ing on Stags­den, Pen­ning­ton and Man­dev­ille. Matthew Bar­ber, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s Sus­tain­able Travel Of­fi­cer, said: “It is great to see these im­prove­ments, which will no doubt make a big dif­fer­ence to cy­clists in the Or­tons. “Be­fore these works were com­pleted, some of the cross­ing points were in ex­tremely poor con­di­tion and dif­fi­cult for cy­clists to ne­go­ti­ate. Hope­fully these works will make it eas­ier for cy­clists to use our cy­cle routes and also im­prove the co­her­ence of the cy­cle net­work in the area. “We are es­pe­cially pleased to see the pri­or­ity cross­ings for cy­clists in­stalled at Pen­ning­ton and Man­dev­ille, which high­lights our com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing con­di­tions for cy­clists

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