Cycle network taking shape
Construction work on a £2 million cycling network is gathering pace.
Coalville's cycle scheme will see nine miles of track built to link with existing routes across the town.
It is being constructed in 30 sections, with work continuing along the A511 towards the Bardon 22 industrial estate ready for people to start using the first few miles in the spring.
Launched in September, Leicestershire County Council hopes it will help ease congestion by encouraging more people to leave their cars at home.
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Lesley Pendleton, council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "Over the next few months work will focus on completing the first sections of the network and putting the finishing touches – signing and lining them.
"The cycle paths will make it much easier for people to get around Coalville on two wheels.
"To complement them, we will be offering residents support through help with travel planning as well as cycle training to boost their confidence and encourage them to use their bikes."
The project is being paid for using £4 million – shared with Loughborough – from the Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has contributed £250,000.