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Spring Gardens cycle path opens

The final link in a chain of cycle paths has been laid between Plymouth Street to Spring Close, as part of a £3.75m scheme to make it easier for walkers and cyclists to get about town.

It comes with a seal of approval from local riders – Rob Derry, a member of Swindon Cycle Campaign said: “It’s great to see more cycling provision. The more of it we keep building, the more people will consider using their bikes instead of jumping in the car and adding to traffic congestion and pollution.

“The Flyers provide excellent traffic-free routes into the town centre and I would advise anyone to check them out and see how easy it is to get into town on a bike – you don’t have to sit in your car complaining about traffic, there is an alternative.”

Councillor Maureen Penny, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for highways and the environment, said: “It is fantastic news that the scheme to upgrade and expand Swindon’s cycling network has been completed.

“This marks a step change towards delivering a sustainable transport network that works for everyone and helps to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

“There is a large cycling community here and I am sure that the Flyer routes will enable the community to thrive and grow.”

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