£1.25 million boost for local walking & cycling routes

City of York Council has released its latest plans for the Active Travel Programme, which includes £1.25m worth of new investment in local walking and cycling infrastructure in York. This comes after the government announced that Active Travel England (which will oversee new walking and cycling schemes across the UK) will be located in York, bringing jobs and further opportunities

The investment in our community includes an off-road cycle route between Wheldrake and Heslington, which will benefit residents between the villages, including schoolchildren traveling to school in Fulford and link to Wheldrake Woods.

Consultation including with landowners and residents will start to take place in the Spring. Local Lib Dem Ward Councillor Keith Aspden commented: "I am pleased that after years of campaigning this investment will go a long way to make cycling and walking easier. Thank you to all residents who have been in touch with suggestions to improve cycle and pedestrian safety. There will be Council-led consultation on the plans in coming months.

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