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Staffordshire cycle path gets thumbs-up

Posted 22 March 2010
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Staffordshire cycle path gets thumbs-up
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Cycling enthusiasts have given the thumbs-up to a new bike path in Staffordshire.

The Sentinal reported that the new £500,000 has transformed a formerly "unusable" muddy footpath.

Locals can now ride their bikes on the new mile-long stretch of track following a grand opening by mayor Jean Bowers.

"These paths were unusable until this happened. They were in a terrible state. Now they are just perfect for both cyclists, and walkers, to enjoy," commented Sue Dennis of the St John Residents' Association.

A number of community leaders have applauded the project - which was funded by a Sport England grant - as it is intended to get locals out and about and boost activity in the region.

The new path stretches between Cobridge and Festival Park in Etruria, where it is linked to the main cycling network for the city.

In Colchester, a similar scheme is underway to get people on their bikes, has reported.

Cycle Colchester has handed out grants worth a combined total of £16,117 to 11 local projects aimed at encouraging people to use two-wheeled transportation to cut congestion.ADNFCR-2803-ID-19682178-ADNFCR