New cycle route through parks

YOUNGSTERS were on hand to test out a new cycle route designed to keep riders of all ages away from busy roads.Children from Cliff Lane Primary School in Ipswich joined borough council leader Liz Harsant in Holywells Park yesterdayThey were there to mark the official opening of a new cycle track that will cut through Holywells Park and Landseer Park.

YOUNGSTERS were on hand to test out a new cycle route designed to keep riders of all ages away from busy roads.

Children from Cliff Lane Primary School in Ipswich joined borough council leader Liz Harsant in Holywells Park yesterday

They were there to mark the official opening of a new cycle track that will cut through Holywells Park and Landseer Park.

In the past, cycling has not been allowed in the parks but town centre bosses have decided to change the rules in an effort to increase safety.


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Improvements and safety measures include laying an anti-skid surface on steep sections, surface repairs and the installation of rubber humps to keep speed down.

A spokesman for Ipswich council said: “The paths in the parks have been improved and are quite wide so cyclists will be able to share them with pedestrians.

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“The opening of the route follows widespread consultation with cycle groups, park users and the police.”

The scheme will be monitored for the next 12 months and has been funded by the local transport plan.

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