Lincolnshire County Council has announced that its sustainable transport programme, Access LN6, will be renamed to cover the wider city.
The new title of the programme will be Access Lincoln, which will allow the scheme to support projects such as the Lincoln Transport Hub and East-West Link improvements.
Since the programme started in 2012, £6.5 million has been invested to improve transport in the LN6 area.
Some of the main improvements to services include:
- Investment of £189,791.89 with businesses and organisations, which has provided 718 cycle parking spaces, 17 pool bikes and 21 new changing rooms or shower facilities
- Three new footway/cycle paths on Whisby Road, Mill Lane and Station Road
- Launch of hirebike scheme in August 2013 which currently has 3,000 rentals and 1,500 members
- Resurfaced car park, new signage, new lighting, cycle storage and hirebike station at Hykeham station
- Eight additional weekday stops introduced at Hykeham Station in 2013, and 14 further weekday stops to come in May 2015
- Support for five bus services since October 2012
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Access Lincoln will subtly replace the recognised Access LN6 branding, allowing stakeholders and the public to recognise sustainable transport projects in the wider city.
“Lincolnshire County Council is proud of the achievements accomplished through Access LN6 since 2012. We have seen the number of cyclists double, an increase in patronage at Hykeham Station and more people using the buses – especially to the rural villages of LN6.
“The scheme is a testament to partnership working to encourage people to think about how they travel, as well as providing the infrastructure and information necessary to make the change.”