October 6th 2014
The first phase of the cycle scheme on Full Street is now complete. The £65,000 improvements were funded from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which is being delivered locally by Connected. The new constructed footway allows cyclists to cycle from Derwent Street to the Park Bikeworks, following the removal of the bus lay-by. The works have also enhanced the street scene for pedestrians, with coloured surfacing and increased parking opportunities.
A piece of artwork has been produced using contrasting colours, which looks spectacular when sat on the balcony of the cycle hub. Additionally, a public bicycle pump has been installed for all to use.
Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Environment and Regeneration said “I am delighted that the City is investing money on improvements to encourage more people to walk and cycle. This scheme has produced a key link to the Park Bikeworks, which is a truly wonderful new venture which will benefit many cyclists, and encourage more people to commute by bike. Coupled, with the velodrome at Derby Arena, it really is an exciting time for cycling in Derby.”
Phase two of the contra-flow cycle scheme is due to commence in the new year, which will allow cyclists to cycle to the Queen Street junction.