People can have their say on a new £860,000 cycle network scheduled for Newark.

The proposed seven new routes are at Mill Gate; Hawton Road; Grange Road and Hawton Lane; Windsor Road; Bowbridge Road; Brunel Drive; Lincoln Road.

Residents can give their views on which route is chosen.

The first consultation event is at Newark Town Hall, tomorrow (Tuesday), between 3.30pm and 7.30pm.

Councillor John Cottee, chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s communities and place committee, said: “We want to hear from Newark residents to help us with our plans for a new cycle network.

“It’s vital that those who will use and benefit from the cycle network have their say in the final decision on which of these seven new cycle routes will be constructed.

“After all the excitement generated from last week’s Tour of Britain race, we hope this new cycle network will also inspire more local residents of all ages to get out about on their bikes, helping them to keep fit and healthy by cycling in the great Nottinghamshire outdoors.

“The new cycle network will aim to reduce local congestion and improve air quality by providing cyclists with safer, quicker and more connected routes within the town.

"For those who don’t currently cycle, we hope that this significant improvement to the current choice of cycle lanes will make getting on a bike to work a more viable and attractive option.”

The work is due to begin January 2018 with £860,000 earmarked thanks to Local Growth Funding via D2N2.

Other dates of consultations:

  • Wednesday, September 13, St Giles Community Hall, Main Street, Balderton, 3.30pm-7.30pm;
  • Saturday, September 23, Holy Trinity Community Centre, Boundary Road, 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday, September 27, Bridge Community Centre, Lincoln Road, 2.30pm-6.30pm