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£2m for cycling schemes around Britain

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The Government has announced a £2m windfall for councils around Britain to encourage cycling, walking and public transport.

Among the winning schemes are a Tyne & Wear plan to encourage kids to cycle to school, and cycling promotion in Stratford-on-Avon (Stratford Greenway, pictured). Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:

“These successful schemes have changed how people travel, with communities now making healthier and greener choices. Dozens of great projects have been delivered already under this fund and I’m glad we’ve been able to support more today.”

The schemes receiving funding are:

Local contributions will bring the total to around £3.6m.

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