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Have your say on cycling in the Peak District

This is an archived press release

Monday 3 March 2014

People who live in and around the Peak District are being asked to give their views on cycling.

Their views will help shape future plans for cycling in the Peak District National Park and the surrounding area, which includes major cities, market towns, villages and countryside.

The public are being asked to comment on the draft Wider Peak District Cycle Strategy, which sets out ambitions for cycling for everyone – residents, neighbouring communities and visitors.

The draft strategy, drawn up by the Peak District National Park Authority in conjunction with a partnership of interest groups, is intended to cover the needs of all, from novices to experienced cyclists, across all types of cycling.

The strategy and action plan will help deliver routes and infrastructure, marketing and cycle-friendly support for the community and businesses.

Emily Fox, transport policy manager for the Peak District National Park, said: "The Peak District's position, at the heart of the nation, presents a fantastic opportunity to connect world class landscapes with wider populations.

"The cycle strategy's mission is to present the wider Peak District as one of the greatest places to cycle, with the national park landscape as the inspiration for a diverse cycling experience for everyone, encouraging sustainable travel and delivering lasting health, economic and community benefits."

Take part in the online consultation - it closes on March 21.

The final strategy and action plan will be considered for approval by the Peak District National Park Authority on May 23.

This is an archived press release

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