Pupils wel­come £100,000 re­vamp

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

YOUNG­STERS at a city pri­mary school got into top gear to of­fi­cially open a cy­cle route fol­low­ing a £100,000 re­vamp.

Pupils from Bray­brook Pri­mary School in Or­ton Gold­hay went pre­pared with bikes, hi-vis jack­ets and cy­cle hel­mets to the cy­cle path at nearby Pen­ning­ton, Or­ton Gold­hay.

It fol­lows the com­ple­tion of works to cy­cle routes across the Or­tons, par­tic­u­larly in Stags­den, Pen­ning­ton and Man­dev­ille, to im­prove safety by re­mov­ing dam­aged and in­ap­pro­pri­ate guardrail­ing and re­plac­ing them with bol­lards as well as resur­fac­ing.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil put £50,000 to­ward the works and also re­ceived £50,000 from na­tional char­ity Sus­trans, which pro­motes sus­tain­able trans­port.

Matthew Bar­ber, the 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.”

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