Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bristol - cycling city

From a BBC article

Bristol will receive a share of £100 million in order to

  • Create the UK's first on-street bike rental network
  • Establish a 're-cycling' scheme that repairs bikes and provides them free of charge to deprived communities
  • Build state-of-the-art facilities for cyclists commuting to the city centre
  • Create a dedicated cycleway to link the suburbs with the city centre
  • More than double the number of children receiving cycling training
  • Develop a Personalised Travel Plan programme, focusing on changing the way people conduct short journeys to work.

    Excellent news for the city which started Sustrans, and well done all those hill-climbing cyclists in the town. It will certainly encourage me to cycle more when I'm there. Last week's score - 2 rides of about 30 - 40 minutes.

    Other areas which will receive funding for cycling include York, Stoke, Blackpool, Cambridge, Chester, Colchester, Leighton, Shrewsbury, Southend, Southport and Woking.

    I reckon that Leicester should be in there. They're pretty keen on encouraging cycling as well.

  • For further interesting comments on Bristol and cycling look here

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