Cash boost for Shelfield cycleway

Shelfield is to benefit from a new cycleway and improved footpath after the area was awarded a £60,000 funding boost.

Ongoing work to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians across Walsall has been given a boost with funding of £60,000 set aside for a new cycleway and improved footpath in Shelfield.

Sustrans has given Walsall Council £30,000 as part of its Links to Schools programme to improve safety and particularly encourage children to walk or cycle to school.

The remaining £30,000 has been match funded by the council to improve the existing path, which links Bridge Road, Shelfield, with the existing national cycle route.

Councillor Tom Ansell, Walsall Council cabinet member for transport, said: “The proposed improvements will include resurfacing making the path more appropriate for cyclists, wheelchairs and pushchairs.”

“This is excellent news as there are several schools in this area and it forms part of the commitment by both the council and Sustrans to improve safety and encourage children to cycle or walk to school.”

Consultation with residents is due to take place in the near future to seek their views ahead of work taking place.

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One Response to Cash boost for Shelfield cycleway

  1. Maureen Payton says:

    An excellent project. If it proves successful perhaps the community can think of introducing other routes which means people can access facilities without the hassle of catching and paying for public transport.
    An over view of the area showing key sites may prove beneficial in suggesting where extra links could be created.

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