Grantham cycle path improves pupils’ safety and benefits all cyclists

Cycle cheme at Walton Girl' High School. Pictured are - Deimente Zeleznikaite and Lynne Wibbling. Photo: 655 C
Cycle cheme at Walton Girl' High School. Pictured are - Deimente Zeleznikaite and Lynne Wibbling. Photo: 655 C
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THANKS to a joint project between Walton Girls’ High School and Lincolnshire County Council highways officers this summer, pupils will be safer when cycling to school.

The work, which has seen almost 400 metres of the existing footpath between Kitty Briggs Lane and the national cycleway near the A1 widened, was the final stage in a series of safety improvements along the A607 Harlaxton Road.

It also means that people can now cycle all the way to Nottingham from the town centre following the canal.

Area highways manager Mark Heaton said: “We’ve been working closely with the school to put in place a series of measures designed to enhance safety in the area. Pupils will feel far more confident cycling to school on a dedicated cycleway rather than the road, and we hope it will encourage other students to get on their bikes too.”

School headteacher Chris Horrocks said: “We are delighted to work with the council on a project which increases student safety, helps gets students active and has a positive impact on the environment.”