Cycle project leads to more biking

LANCASTER and Morecambe’s Cycling Town project has led to more people cycling for the journeys they make every day.

The final programme report on Lancaster and Morecambe’s Cycling Town project has been released by the Department for Transport (DfT) and highlights the work that has been undertaken to get more people travelling on two wheels.

Of particular note is the successful involvement of Sustrans’ Bike It programme in working with primary school children, giving them the skills and information needed to cycle to school regularly.

Peter Foster, Sustrans’ Regional Director in North West England, said: “More journeys done by bike will help reduce pollution and congestion, as well as helping local people be fitter and healthier.

“In Lancaster and Morecambe we’ve seen new routes, information and cycle training all play a part in allowing more people to get around on two wheels.

“It’s this combined approach that gets the best results and we hope that Lancaster City Council will be inspired to continue the hard work and investment for helping more people to travel actively.”

The final programme report on the Lancaster and Morecambe Cycling Town project can be found on the DfT website.