£1.8m grant to create cycling routes between Spalding and Pinchbeck

New measures to promote cycling between Spalding and Pinchbeck are being proposed thanks to a government grant.

Lincolnshire County Council has been given £1.8m by central government to fund the measures via its Active Travel Fund.

Subject to feasibility, the money will be spent on improving facilities along both Spalding and Pinchbeck Road.

The news comes as work began this week on creating a new roundabout linking those and the first phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road.

A county council spokesman said: “The two communities of Pinchbeck and Spalding will be connected with a safe and direct active travel route whilst also linking up with the important destinations along Wardentree Lane and Enterprise Way.

“This route was identified as a priority for active travel development during the council’s work on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Spalding with local stakeholders.”

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways at LCC said: “I’m delighted to see further active travel money coming to Lincolnshire. 

“Active travel is something that can benefit all of our communities and I’m pleased to see the development of a route in the south of our county. 

“Having been actively developing this idea for one of our Local Cycling and Walking Plans (LCWIPs) it’s clear to see that the benefits are going to be widely felt. This is a great success in one of our bids to the Department for Transport. 

“Lincolnshire has invested in developing a LCWIP for each of our strategy board areas. We believe the LCWIPs will be the key for unlocking more of the active travel funding and we look forward to working with the DfT to develop more ideas from our plans for Lincolnshire.”

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