Southampton City Council have been awarded £1.7 million from the Government to enhance existing cycle infrastructure and introduce new cycle routes as part of their plan to promote active and sustainable travel and improve air quality in the city.

The funding will deliver improvements to three Southampton Cycling Network (SCN) routes identified in the Council’s Cycling Strategy and an extension of the cycle route improvements currently underway along the Western Approach into Totton.

The funding has been awarded from a pot of more than £40 million from the Government’s £255 million Implementation Fund to support local authorities to take action as soon as possible to improve air quality.

More information is available from Southampton City Council :