Council’s pedal power wins top award
CAMBRIDGESHIRE County Council has won a top national transport award for its commitment to cycling. The county was rewarded for its continual improvement of cycling facilities including the forthcoming building of a new cycle bridge linking Eaton Socon wi
CAMBRIDGESHIRE County Council has won a top national transport award for its commitment to cycling.
The county was rewarded for its continual improvement of cycling facilities including the forthcoming building of a new cycle bridge linking Eaton Socon with Eynesbury.
Over the past five years the council has built or upgraded more than 70km of cycle paths and opened 218km of routes as part of the National Cycle Network (NCN). Six NCN routes now run through the county.
In addition the guided busway project will see the creation of the longest cycleway in Cambridgeshire when the maintenance track alongside the 42km route is opened for cyclists and pedestrians.
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Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for environment and community services said: "I am delighted that Cambridgeshire won this award. It is a recognition of the emphasis that the county council and its partners have placed for many years now on encouraging cycling as a safe and enjoyable mode of transport and as a good way to improve health and fitness.
"We are particularly proud of our contribution to the National Cycle Network and the new cycling opportunities that will accompany the guided busway project will give a huge boost to our existing network of routes.
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