Cambridgeshire is already seen the capital of Britain for encouraging people to cycle, with more than a quarter of commuters riding to work in Cambridge.

The Council attracts funding for Government and has invested millions of pounds in improving cycling which boosts the economy, reduces congestion and improves health.

Councillors have come together to form a cross-party working group that will undertake a review of some of the more recently introduced cycling schemes across the county.

The working group will be looking at the Hills Road and Huntingdon Road Cycleways in Cambridge, the Lisle Lane Cycle Path in Ely, the Wimblington Road Scheme in March, the A10 Cycle Scheme (Cambridge to Royston), and the cycle route from Needingworth to Bluntisham.

Councillors hope to identify through the review what kind of facilities get people on their bikes and how these can be introduced in a way that causes minimal disruption during the construction phases.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Mandy Smith, Chair of the review, said "We want to come out of it with a better idea of what the Council needs to do in the future to continue to help residents to make greener, safer, and more sustainable transport choices."

Councillors are encouraging users of the schemes on which they are focusing to fill out an online survey asking about their experiences. This means they will be able to get as good an idea as possible of what's working well for residents, and what could be done differently with future cycle schemes.

A link to each of the Council's surveys will be shared on its Facebook and Twitter pages this week. Each survey will be closing at midnight on Sunday 19 March.

Links:

A10 (Cambridge to Royston) Cycle Link
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/a10cyclelink/

Hills Road Cycleway
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/hillsroadcycleway/

Huntingdon Road Cycleway
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/huntingdonroadcycleway/

Lisle Lane Cycle Path
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/lislelanecyclepath/

Needingworth to Bluntisham:
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ntobcyclepath/

Wimblington Road Cycle Path
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/wimblingtonroadcyclepath/

To connect with the Council on social media follow Cambridgeshire County Council at @CambsCC or find the Authority at www.facebook.com/CambridgeshireCC/
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Notes for editors:
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