Erewash MP Maggie Throup has welcomed the news that Derbyshire County Council is set to receive £1,684,350.00 from the Government’s Active Travel Fund to create safer cycling and walking.
Commenting, Maggie said:
“As many of us have tried to avoid public transport in recent months, we have seen a huge increase in the number of people opting to walk or get on their bike when moving around.
“I am delighted that Erewash, via the County Council will benefit from the funding to make our local area more bike and pedestrian-friendly, while maintaining the access and space other road users still need.
“Over the Summer I met with local cyclists and cycle clubs to hear their thoughts on how cyclists and car drivers can use the roads in harmony. They have identified where the cycle network can be improved to ensure more people do get on their bikes for both work and pleasure and, at the same time, feel safe.
“Now the Active Travel Fund has been allocated, I will be letting the County Council know the thoughts of our local community.
“As a keen cyclist, as well as a driver and a walker, I know just how important it is to have the right infrastructure in place so everyone can use our roads safely.”