Have your say on future development of Scunthorpe’s walking and cycling network

Transport and Streets
16:00, Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Residents are being invited to have their say on walking and cycling routes in Scunthorpe, as North Lincolnshire’s active travel revolution shifts gears.

A short survey, which includes questions on the accessibility and use of existing routes as well as paths residents want to see in the future, can be completed on the council website.

Work will soon start on the construction of a new route connecting Frances Street with Lloyds Avenue, passing the train station, The Pods, University Campus North Lincolnshire, and Central Park.

The project is part of the multi-million pound transformation of the area’s cycle network.

It follows the extension to the hugely popular Scunthorpe Ridgeway this summer, which enabled more people to access jobs, education and leisure, while leaving the car at home.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We are prioritising clean, green transport and making record investments in North Lincolnshire’s walking and cycling infrastructure.

“While great progress has already been made, not least on Scunthorpe Ridgeway, we want to go even further and help more residents enjoy the health benefits of active travel.

“This consultation is a great opportunity for people to share their experiences and help shape the future development of the network.”

Promoting active travel is at the heart of the council’s plans for A Green Future, protecting North Lincolnshire’s environment and achieving net zero by 2030.