A proposed cycle route along one of the banks of the Coronation Channel has been welcomed by Spalding’s cycle action group.
The cycleway is mentioned in the draft South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
Pedals has told South Holland District Council that it supports the proposal.
Chairman David Jones said: “This route will make it safer and much more enjoyable to cycle to and from Springfields and the nearby factories and other businesses.”
Pedals has also asked for a new cycle route southwards from Spalding to be included in the final version of the Local Plan.
Called “The New River Cycleway”, it would use existing bridleways and tracks to form a traffic-free route, ultimately connecting with cycle routes in the Peterborough area. The route has been surveyed by Pedals member John Honnor and his wife Lesley.
John said: “The New River Cycleway could be a pleasant, safe ride for leisure cyclists of all abilities. Also, we expect to see more people cycling south of Little London Bridge going to work at the new Spalding Gateway development.
“The first stretch of this route will give them the opportunity to avoid the busy, fast B1173.
“Pedals is consulting the relevant authorities and we were advised to submit our proposal for inclusion in the new Local Plan.”