Residents have until January 5 to give feedback on council plans to improve the cycling network in Northumberland

Northumberland residents are encouraged to express their views on new plans to improve the cycling network in the county.

Northumberland County Council is looking to take advantage of the economic, health and tourism boosts that cycling can bring to the are with three objectives to the plan, according to the Northumberland Gazette.

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The council is looking to encourage more people to use cycling as a mode of transport, reduce reliance on cars and raise the profile of cycling in the county.

Councillor Anne Dale, who chairs the cycling and walking board, told the Gazette: “What we want to achieve in Northumberland is to enable cycling and walking to become a normal part of everyday life for all ages.

“Our cycling plan is one of the cornerstones of our board, which aims to promote all the benefits of walking and cycling to a wider audience, including visitors.

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“Cycling brings so many benefits, both to the individual and the wider community, and we hope as many people as possible will take a few minutes to look at the plans and let us know what they think.”

You can view the document with the planned improvements on the council website. The deadline for feedback is January 5.