Nottingham City Council’s Cycle City Ambition Programme has a commitment to making the city’s green spaces more accessible and in April completed a programme of works to make Colwick Park better for cyclists, walkers and runners.
One of the park’s main cycle paths has been resurfaced, at a cost of £7,000, to provide a more stable and attractive surface. More than 60 tons of crushed limestone was incorporated into the existing surface to remove pot holes and repair erosion.
Councillor Nick McDonald Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Cycle City Ambition Programme is looking to improve facilities for cyclists across the city, whether people cycle to commute to work, exercise or just for fun. That is why it is important to join up green spaces to the network and make them better for cyclists. Colwick Park is popular for recreational cyclists and is also used by walkers and runners – on Saturdays there are typically more than 200 parkrun UK runners in the park. The pathway improvements will make the park more enjoyable for cyclists and all park users.”
The Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) is funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which approved the £6.1m funding on October 15th, 2015.
For more information please visit the Cycle Ambition website: http://transport2.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycle/