Four new cycle parking stands have been installed in Hadleigh town as a result of the Government’s Active Travel Fund to help make cycling safer and easier.
One of the positives to come out of the COVID-19 crisis is the noticeable increase in people cycling. Whether that is for commuting to work to avoid overcrowding the transport network, for leisure or as part of an exercise routine.
This has resulted in reduced congestion and improvements in air quality as well as supporting people’s health and wellbeing.
The installation of the cycling parking stands follows community consultation by Hadleigh Town Council and Hadleigh Cycling Club, working in partnership with the county and district councils.
The stands can be found at the following locations in Hadleigh:
- On the corner where Angel Street joins the High Street
- Outside Pedal House, on the concourse on the High Street
- At Hadleigh Church
- On Maiden Way, just off the High Street
Hadleigh Cycling Club is also looking to produce a map of the cycle routes around the town and the surrounding countryside.
Mark Ash, Executive Director of Growth, Highways and Infrastructure at Suffolk County Council, said:
“Many residents in Suffolk have embraced cycling during the pandemic, so we have a real opportunity here to make cycling safer and easier not just for this unprecedented period, but for the future as well to reap the associated health and pollution benefits.
“To get more people cycling long term we need to ensure there are enough places for them to safely store their bikes, so I am really pleased it is now easier to access Hadleigh town centre on two wheels.”
In line with the Department for Transport guidelines, the county council is delivering a raft of measures across the county to encourage active travel. This includes installing cycle lanes, closing off areas to motorised vehicles and providing safe crossing points for cyclists and pedestrians.
To keep up to date with how Suffolk County Council is making it safer and easier for residents to choose active travel, visit suffolk.gov.uk/walkingandcycling