School children open new South Hykeham cycle path

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School children from South Hykeham Primary School officially opened a new footway and cycle path in South Hykeham near Lincoln on Monday, November 10.

The existing footpath along Mill Lane was improved by the Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council in August.

The route provides a safer way for children to ride to school, as well as improving facilities for commuters and leisure cyclists in the area.

The new path is wider and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new path is wider and safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The path was opened by Councillor Richard Davies, South Hykeham Primary School headteacher Mr John Richardson, and pupils from the school.

The Access LN6 team were also at hand to provide free lights and high-vis accessories for schoolchildren and parents at the event.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Residents in North and South Hykeham have been requesting a cycle path along Mill Lane for a long time now.

“Many of the parents we spoke to were concerned about how narrow the footpath was, and felt it presented a particular risk to young cyclists.

“The improvements have made it much safer for children to travel to school, and will hopefully encourage more young people to use their bikes to keep fit and healthy.”