£1,300 boost for Sidmouth cycling survey
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A project to get more Sidmouth residents on their bikes and investigate potential new routes and the costs involved has been given a £1,300 boost.
Sid Valley Links, a new group made up of a wide range of community organisations, has teamed up with the Otter Trail Group to tackle cycling issues in and around the town.
The latter commissioned cycling charity Sustrans to conduct a survey, which can now press ahead after county councillor Stuart Hughes met a funding shortfall from his locality budget.
The project has also been supported by the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cllr Hughes, Devon’s highways champion, said: “Work has already begun around Ottery St Mary and towards Feniton and at Sidmouth we have the toucan crossing on the A375 leading to Long Park and The Byes.
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“I’m now looking forward to sitting down with other members of the group to see how we can proceed and how we can raise some of the funding required.”
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