Information day about cycle path
Published Monday, 01 November 2010
An information day is being held this week to let everyone know about a proposed new cycle path from Hamilton to Larkhall via Carlisle Road.
Organised by the council and Sustrans (Scotland) and supported by Changing Places and Community Links, the new route is being part funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, which, following a public vote in 2007, awarded Sustrans £50million to develop new walking and cycling routes across the UK.
The information day will take place on Wednesday 3 November during three time slots - 9-11am, 1-4pm and 6-8pm. The venue is Larkhall Community Centre.
Staff from each of the four organisations will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and information as well as listening to and taking note of any comments which may be appropriate to the route.
Councillor Chris Thompson, the chair of the council's Enterprise Resources Committee, said: "This is a great opportunity for local people to come along and find out more about this fantastic new walking and cycling route.
"People will be able to discuss the project and ask questions and I am certain the combined expertise of our roads officials and Sustrans representatives will address any concerns anyone may have over the project."
Sustrans Connect2 is a UK-wide project that will transform local travel in communities, creating new bridges and crossings to overcome busy roads, rivers and railways, and linking these to networks of walking and cycling routes, making it easier for millions of people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys.
Rowena Colpitts, Scheme Manager for Sustrans, said: "This information day will be a great chance for local residents to come and talk to the team, show their support, or raise any issues or concerns they may have.
"We believe this new route will be of great benefit to the community and make it easier and safer for people to make more of their local journeys on foot or by bike."
Anyone who is unable to come along to the information day can find out more by contacting the Changing Places team on 01698 714 955, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Community Links on 01698 827 583 email email@example.com