Plans to extend Warwick district's cycle network - The Leamington Observer

Plans to extend Warwick district's cycle network

Leamington Editorial 16th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

CYCLISTS could soon be pedalling further around Warwick district without having to worry about other traffic.

Council chiefs are looking to extend the district’s network of cycle ways making journeys easier and safer for those on two wheels.

Plans are in the pipeline to possibly double the existing seven miles of cycle ways and paths in and around Leamington and Warwick.

Tony Lewenz, from cycling campaign group Cycleways,said: “We always support the introduction of new cycling infrastructure.

“We hope the route will help connect people to the places they need to go like residential areas, schools, town centres and areas of employment.”

Mr Lewenz insisted it was vital the potential plans provided safe routes people could use on a daily basis.

He added: “If part of the scheme also includes access to Warwick town centre, that would be valuable as cycle access is still difficult.”

The route could also coincide with the development of the proposed Tachbrook Country Park and help showcase stretches of the district’s countryside for leisure cyclists.

Warwick District Council leader Andrew Mobbs said there was still a lot of work to do but welcomed the proposal.

* CYCLING commuters can take advantage of new facilities at Leamington Railway Station.

The station now boasts a bike repair stand – offering a range of tools allowing cyclists to make adjustments and repairs on the spot – and also a pump to ensure tyres are at the correct pressure.

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