Rail users to benefit from cycle improvements

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Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced over 7,500 new cycle spaces at railway stations as part of a £30 million package in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and ‘get people active’.

The schemes will also ‘promote economic growth by providing commuters with improved sustainable travel options’.

The Department for Transport has worked closely with the Association of Train Operating Companies, UK transport charity Sustrans, the Cycle Rail Working Group and local councils to design and approve the 68 projects to provide better access for cyclists and pedestrians.

Local Transport Minister Norman Baker said:

“I know these plans will be hugely beneficial to communities and cyclists up and down England. They will also help to create jobs and reduce our carbon footprints while making cycling safer and more convenient – further emphasising the government’s dedication to offer sustainable transport for all.

“I look forward to visiting some of the projects and hearing the difference renewed transport links have made to peoples’ daily lives, especially making that last mile from the train to home an easy ride or walk.”

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