Wokingham.Today

Wokingham Borough Council receives almost £100,000 for cycling

cycling wokingham borough council funding improvements cycle exercise
Cyclists in the borough. Picture: Wokingham Borough Council

ALMOST £100,000 will be spend on cycling in the borough.

The Department for Transport awarded £94,481 from its Capability Fund to employ a cycle champion, and fund improvements.

The champion will work with residents, schools and businesses to encourage people to get out on their bikes.

It will also be used to support the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, and train staff in designing roads and cycleways which meet new national guidance to prioritise walking and cycling.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, at the borough council said she is delighted to win the funding.

The councillor said it would also pay for minor improvements on cycle and walking routes.

“A number of other projects will see construction start soon including a new link between Woodley, Earley, Winnersh and Dinton Pastures and between Woodley and Reading,” she said.

close
Wokingham Today Retina logo

Keep up to date by signing up for our daily newsletter

We don’t spam we only send our newsletter to people who have requested it.

Related posts

New road opens in Wokingham town centre next week

Jess Warren

Reading Buses changes to help commuting key workers

Jess Warren

Families pay tribute to Kyle Jones and Connor O’Shea who died in Swallowfield crash

Staff Writer
open

Wokingham Today – which is a Social Enterprise  provides Wokingham Borough with free, independent news coverage.

If you are able, please support our work.