This is an archived press release
Friday 9 October 2015
Cyclists are being asked to help local authorities monitor the success of new cycling routes by filling in an online survey.
Information is being gathered on the use of the following cycling routes that have been created through the Pedal Peak Phase II project:
* The Little Don Link – between Sheffield and the Trans Pennine Trail, via Stocksbridge and Langsett.
* The Staffordshire Moorlands Link – between Stoke and Leek via the Caldon Canal.
* The White Peak Loop – linking the Monsal Trail with Matlock, and the High Peak Trail with Buxton.
* The Hope Valley Link – linking Hathersage to Bamford.
The online survey opens on Monday October 12 and will be available until Monday November 23 www.surveymonkey.com/r/PedalPeakII
Tim Nicholson, Peak District National Park transport policy officer, said: “We are interested in finding out how the project has affected cycling in and around the Peak District and would like cyclists to help us by completing the survey which asks about where and how they cycle in the area.
“This information will help us plan where more new routes could be introduced and will help provide evidence when we come to apply for funding for them.”
The survey results will form part of an evaluation report to be submitted to the Department for Transport in March 2016 on the success of the Pedal Peak II Project.
The Pedal Peak Phase II project won funding from the Department for Transport in 2013 to improve facilities for cyclists in and around the National Park. The project partners are the Peak District National Park, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Sheffield City Council and Staffordshire County Council.