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Lincoln’s Access LN6 awarded £350k grant for sustainable transport

The Department for Transport has awarded Lincolnshire County Council £350,000 to help encourage more Lincoln residents to travel sustainably.

In the city, the county council will use the funds to expand the Access LN6 project.

The council will expand Lincoln’s hirebike scheme, with more stations and bikes, plus upgrade bus shelters across the city network, improve cycling infrastructure with more signs and tidied cycle routes, and continue linking LN6 businesses to those in the city centre.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council said: “For a long time, people living and working outside of LN6 have been asking for further investment in other areas of Lincoln.

“As well as continuing to successfully encourage more people in LN6 to travel sustainably, we will also use this funding to expand our offer to the wider city and build on the positive achievements of Access LN6.”

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: “We’re serious about making transport better for the environment, whether that is by cutting carbon or improving air quality.

“Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of the £440 million we announced for sustainable transport schemes last month. This additional money will help communities to build on their success and see even more people making new travel choices.”