Cycle path opens in Haslingden as a part of multimillion pound mission

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A NEW cycle path has opened as a part of the East Lancashire Cycleway Community mission.

A part of the £7.5 million scheme, the brand new cycle path has been put in in Haslingden, with a bit operating parallel to the Haslingden bypass.

The one kilometre of principally off-road cycleway hyperlinks Carr Corridor Road, off Hud Hey Street, to South Shore Road close to Haslingden city centre.

In addition to this, a brand new part of path has additionally been created between Prinny Hill Street and South Shore Road by means of native woodland creating a brand new hyperlink onto the cycleway.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Lancashire County Council cupboard member for highways and transport, stated: “I am very happy to see that extra good progress has been revamped the previous 12 months with the East Lancashire Cycleway Community, which is already offering folks with higher choices for sustainable journey as an increasing number of sections are accomplished.

“In addition to being an amazing place for folks to journey their bikes, stroll, and train, this new part of the route in Haslingden improves journey choices for individuals who work within the space, offering an excellent hyperlink from companies on Hud Hey Street and Carr Corridor industrial property, to the city centre and neighbouring residential areas.

“I perceive the timing of those enhancements has been notably welcomed by folks dwelling close by as a result of restrictions required in response to the pandemic, offering a protected place to train close to their houses, with the a lot wider path permitting folks to socially distance.”

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As soon as accomplished, the East Lancashire Cycleway Community will probably be made up of the next three routes in Lancashire, in addition to the Weaver’s Wheel in Blackburn.

The ‘Valley of Stone’ will hyperlink Whitworth and Rawtenstall by means of the Rossendale valley, and the Huncoat Greenway in Hyndburn, hyperlinks communities by means of unused and derelict former-industrial websites.

The Accrington to Ramsbottom part is a principally off-road route which follows an outdated railway line between Helmshore and Accrington.

Quite a lot of additional enhancements have additionally been made close by, together with a bit of St Crispin Method.

Signage can also be on account of be improved to assist cyclists find the brand new sections of paving.

Additional enhancements to the Accrington to Ramsbottom part of the cycleway are on account of happen at Baxenden and Rising Bridge, Helmshore Viaduct, and Irwell Vale over the approaching months.

The scheme is a part of a £234m Development Deal to assist the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s profitable bid to the federal government’s Development Fund.

The fund can even obtain contributions from Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

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