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Cycle routes face chop

PUBLISHED: 11:03 08 July 2010 | UPDATED: 11:48 23 August 2010

MORE than £100,000 worth of cycle works could be slashed from this year s budget as cuts continue to bite. Kent County Council must decide whether to on hold two major projects for the town as it looks to save £4.1 million. In Gravesham four routes are th

MORE than £100,000 worth of cycle works could be slashed from this year's budget as cuts continue to bite.

Kent County Council must decide whether to on hold two major projects for the town as it looks to save £4.1 million.

In Gravesham four routes are threatened including work on the pedestrian and cycle route between Northfleet and Ebbsfleet Station, upgrading the cycle path on Coldbarbour Road, creating a cycle link from the Junction of Hall Road and Coldharbour Road to link to Cygnets Leisure Centre and improving the routes in the Pelham araea. In total the schemes would cost £111,000.

Kent County Council member for highways, Nick Chard, said: "The prioritisation of funding follows the Government's decision to reduce this year's local authority integrated transport budget.

"We have considered thoroughly all our current schemes and assessed them on four basic criteria: whether they improve safety, cut congestion, are already underway, or have generated significant match funding."

The full council is due to vote on the decision on Monday.

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