Cycling Walking and Safer Streets07/05/18
MORE THAN £200,000 of improvements to the city’s cycling and walking infrastructure that will help keep pedestrians and bike users safe and healthy could be spent in the coming months.
The cash, a £202,000 boost from the Scottish Government as part of the cycling, walking and safer streets initiative will be invested across Dundee between now and March next year.
Mark Flynn deputy convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “This money will benefit walkers and cyclists by investing in four broad areas - lowered kerbs and footway improvements, pedestrian access and safety measures, outdoor access and cycling all of which are critical to our continued push to encourage people to get about in a healthy, sustainable way.”
Cllr Kevin Cordell the council’s cycling spokesperson added: “This money will help us to deliver large parts of our ambitious cycling strategy.
“It sets us the challenge of creating a planned network of high quality continuous cycle paths and lanes in and around the city with safe links across or around the current physical barriers and to reduce danger to cyclists and walkers.
“A considerable amount of work and investment has already been put into achieving those aims and this latest round of funding will help to deliver even more.”
The proposed programme of works promotes cycling, walking and safer streets, and as a result aims to reduce car dependence and improve Dundee’s air quality.
This year a total of £40,000 has been allocated from the grant for lowered kerbs and footway improvements, £62,000 for pedestrian access and safety measures, £10,000 for outdoor access and £90,000 for cycling projects.
Councillors will meet to discuss the funding at the city development committee on Monday (May 14).