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Have your say on improving cycling facilities

PEOPLE are being asked to have their say about plans to improve Thurrock’s facilities for cyclists – particularly the borough’s cycle network.

It was back in 2014 Thurrock was awarded £5 million to be spent on the cycle system – part of a multi-million pound transport package, including A13 widening and the integrated transport package for improving access to London Gateway.

However, the money was not available until the current financial year – and must be spent by the 2019/20 year.

Transport portfolio holder, Cllr Oliver Gerrish, said: “We are committed to improving our cycle network to make it easier and safer for people to get around the borough by bike.

“We want to create connected routes, that provide easy access to employment and residential centres and offer attractive alternatives to using cars.”

The council will be carrying out more consultations on each of several proposed cycle route improvements later this year, but wants to let people know about the plans and hear their views as soon as possible.

Details are available online through the Have my say button on the council’s internet homepage (thurrock.gov.uk) where people are being asked to say if there are any factors that may affect their introduction or any ways other improvements could be incorporated to get even more benefits for local people.

The consultation also allows people to see an overview of all the proposals as well as looking more closely at individual proposals, ward-by-ward.

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