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Addition of cycle links to stations proposed

Sandwell Council has unveiled plans to improve cycling links to local railways and tram stations across the borough.

The council’s strategic transport bosses have produced a new Cycle Infrastructure Programme which is due to be considered by the cabinet next week (Wednesday 19 September).

The report highlights work which is set to be completed over the next two years in a bid to encourage more people to become more active and to help to reduce poor air quality in the borough.

The plans include towpath resurfacing works on the Birmingham Canal between Smethwick Galton Bridge and West Bromwich Street in Oldbury as well as improvements to pedestrian and cycle access to Sandwell and Dudley railway station. Cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth Councillor Paul Moore said:

“We want the canal network to play a significant role in providing safe, off-road links for people who want to cycle to get to work, to link cycle paths with public transport and for people cycling as a leisure activity."

Councillor Moore added there were also plans to introduce pedestrian and cycle routes and toucan crossing upgrades in the area of High Bullen in Wednesbury.

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