We’re a step closer to huge improvements designed to keep us all on the move.
Council Leader Tudor Evans signed a decision which means the Council can procure contracts and start to spend £7.6 million of the Transforming Cities Fund.
Councillor Evans said: “The figure is big and so is the plan – this is all about creating better cycling, walking and public transport routes to make it easier, quicker and safer to travel to and from work.
“We’re getting an upgrade to keep us all on the move for years to come and to encourage us all to think about more sustainable ways of getting about.”
The fund will help pay for
• 11.8 km of walking and cycling routes between the city centre and Derriford, new bus shelters and the real time passenger information extended to the hospital, Marjons and Plymouth Science Park.
• 5.2 km of walking and cycling routes from the city centre to the Tamar Bridge together with new crossings, 11 upgraded bus shelters and 59 real time information screens, extended into Cornwall.
Last but not least – more electric charge points will be popping up on our land, on our road network and at businesses premises to prepare for the expected increase in electric vehicles on the roads.
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