Cycle Coventry

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Cycle Coventry is a three year project which aims to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians in Coventry. The project will see more than £6 million invested between 2012 and 2015 to create a network of cycle routes that will link residential areas such as Henley, Tile Hill, Foleshill and Canley with jobs and education and local services. The project will use grant funding secured following a local bid led by the City Council and a regional bid led by Centro to the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The City Council secured £3.5 million and Centro secured £33 million of which £3.4 million will be spent in Coventry.

Cycle Coventry will connect existing pedestrian and cycle routes together, improve or create new routes to avoid busy roads and provide new crossing facilities. New route signage will be installed to ensure everyone can access the routes easily and new and secure cycle parking will be installed in local areas, railway stations and at employment sites to make cycling even easier.

It’s not just about the routes though – Cycle Coventry will also provide practical information and support to encourage more people, of all ages, to enjoy the health and recreational benefits of cycling. New cycle maps will encourage people to explore more of the city by bike. Bike maintenance and cycle training for adults will encourage people who might not have been on a bike for years to have a go.

The project will focus on the southwest and northeast of the city covering the residential areas of Canley, Tile Hill, Henley, Foleshill and the city centre.

Download the original bid document and a map of the proposed route.

Whats your council doing for cycle safety?

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/cycling

 

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