Harrow Council have revealed plans to create a new cycle route that will be funded by Transport for London.
The brand new Cycleway track will start at Kenton Road, by Northwick Park Station, and runs between Harrow and Wealdstone town centres up to High Road, Harrow Weald. The track investment is said to be near the £3M mark over three years and will be a collaboration between Harrow Council and Transport for London.
Cllr Varsha Parmar, Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We want to encourage cycling as a positive mode of transport for everyone – it is good for health and better for the environment.
“So anything the Council can do to help people access safe routes is good news for the people who live and work in Harrow. It will also make a huge difference to the lives of our young generation who might soon be able to breathe clean air as they travel.”
Work will begin on the new Cycle route early next year. Some initial community engagement with local businesses started this month. Cycleway routes are designed to overcome barriers to cycling and target cyclists who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes that provide an environment for those cyclists who want to travel at a gentler pace.
There are currently over 16,000 miles worth of routes for cycling, walking, wheeling and exploring outdoors across the Untied Kingdom according to The National Cycle Network. You can read more about the plans here.
(Source: Harrow Council)
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