Cash boost to Coventry paves the way for pedestrians - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Cash boost to Coventry paves the way for pedestrians

John Carlon 18th Aug, 2020

PAVEMENTS in Coventry will be upgraded after a Whitehall cash grant.

Coventry Council says £2 million of funding will go towards 19 schemes.

The council hopes improvements will encourage people to continue walking around the city following a boost in numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coun Pat Hetherton, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “This additional funding will allow us to keep encouraging local people to get active and walk around the city on routes that are smooth and safe for all pedestrians.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of residents travelling on foot over the last few months and we want to make it as easy as possible for people to continue getting out and about in their local areas – and a great way of doing this is by improving the quality of pavements across the city.”

The money will be used to improve Coventry’s pavements and make sure that pedestrians can use safe routes to access their local communities and public transport links.

Schemes that will benefit include pavements along Attoxhall Road in Wyken, Mantilla Drive in Styvechale and Whitaker Road in Allesley Park.

Pavement improvements will be particularly focused on areas used by vulnerable residents and schemes will be completed throughout 2021 following local consultations.

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