Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Lowestoft Local Links scheme to improve cycle facilities


Lowestoft Local Links is a £6.25 million pound project funded by the Department of Transport, Waveney District Council and Suffolk County Council to improve travel options for everybody in Lowestoft to enable them to travel around the town easier, saving them money and improving their health and well being.

The Lowestoft Local Links scheme will introduce a package of measures including:

  • A new pedestrian and cycle bridge beside the current bascule bridge to provide a safer, more enjoyable environment for people crossing the Inner Harbour.
  • Working with employers to encourage sustainable travel to work including the offer of cyclist training and Walk to Work Week. 
  • Encouraging walking and cycling to school supported by two ‘Bike-It’ officers. 
  • Introduction of new bus services to serve key employment and tourist areas. 
  • Improved bus and rail interchange. 
  • Development of a station travel plan to link facilities for travelling by train, bus and bicycle. 
More information http://www.greensuffolk.org/travel/transport-projects/lowestoft-local-links/

Suffolk Bike Aid has written to Suffolk County Council to suggest endorsement and signposting of Bike Aid by this scheme and to offer our support in kind and they responded on 1/5/12 that this suggestion will be considered.

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