The government has awarded the city "Cycle City" status and the cash that comes with this status will mean new routes, bike hire centres and training courses and there will be repairs to existing cycleways. There will also be a Cycle Recovery Centre that will recycle donated bikes.
Any Initiative that will free up congested roads and create leisure routes will be great for our city and will also help with the cities and individual carbon footprints. Of course it will also have an impact on the health and fitness of the citizens that take part.
Glebedale Park, from Victoria Place to Glebedale Road, Harlington Drive to Weston Coyney Road, Goms Mill Road to Cemetery Avenue and the A34 to New Inn Lane along the brook will benefit from the scheme within the next year.
Councillor Debra Gratton, portfolio holder for sport and leisure, said: "Stoke-on-Trent's Cycling City status means that we can move forward with plans to transform the city into a flourishing centre for cyclists.
"We are aiming to encourage cycling as both a means of transport and a way for people to get fitter and healthier in their free time.
"It is a huge project and we are thankful to have been given such a significant sum to use.
"The city council is confident that at the end of the three year plan, cycling will be an integral part of everyday life in Stoke-on-Trent."
I think that we should all welcome this initiative and congratulate Debra for her hard work and vision in securing this funding and backing this scheme.
It makes a real change to report something positive that is happening in our city and we here at pitsnpots hope long may it continue..
What do you think about this scheme? Will it encourage you to get your bike out?
Would you consider cycling to work?
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