Pupils welcome £100,000 revamp
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.”