Coventry cycling scheme awarded £3.5m

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A project to improve cycling facilities in Coventry has been awarded £3.5m by the government.

The scheme covers the residential areas of Canley and Tile Hill, Westwood Business Park and the University of Warwick.

The scheme will involve four cycle routes linking residential parts of the city to employment areas.

Measures in the Cycle Coventry project include improving crossing facilities at junctions and refurbishing subways.

Cabinet member for city services at the council, Lindsley Harvard, said: "This project will make cycling around the city safer and easier and will have a positive impact on Coventry as a whole.

"Not everyone has access to a car and the project will improve accessibility to employment and local services for those residents and make cycling a realistic alternative to the car for local commuting journeys."

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