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Preston cyclists to get new improved route from Cottam to city centre

Posted on - 24th November, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Cottam, Ingol, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation, Transport
Tom Benson Way area is to see improved cycle routes Pic: Tony Worrall

Tom Benson Way area is to see improved cycle routes Pic: Tony Worrall

A new cycle way linking a major Preston road and the Guild Wheel to Preston city centre is to be worked on.

Costing £450,000 the new cycle routes are to allow quicker access by bike from the city centre to Cottam.

Work is to be carried out by Lancashire County Council to have the new cycle way ready for 2018.

Funding for the route comes from the City Deal, a £430million investment in roads and housing in Preston and South Ribble.

Read more: What TripAdvisor users have to say about the Guild Wheel

City Deal project manager Phill Wilson said: “This scheme aims to improve the cycle links between the city centre and Cottam, by creating a new connection between the existing cycle networks along Blackpool Road and Tom Benson Way, close to the UCLan Sports Centre and the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

“The county council is working on these plans, which are still at an early stage, and we’ll be announcing more details once they have been confirmed. Work on the improvements could begin towards the middle of next year.

“This is a welcome addition to the growing cycle network in Preston, making it easier for people to get around the city.”

What do you think about the new cycle routes? Do you cycle in Preston? Is it a good city for cycling? Let us know in the comments below

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