Published: 07/04/2014 15:47 - Updated: 07/04/2014 16:02

Cash injection for £1.3 million cycleway

Moray Council's funding bid has been granted
Moray Council's funding bid has been granted

FUNDING has been secured for a £1.3 million cycle way through Elgin.

Moray Council will receive £645,000 from transport charity Sustrans’ Community Links fund to create the network that will utilise features including embankments being introduces as part of the town’s £86 million flood alleviation schemes.

Up to £250,000 is expected to come from the Elgin Common Good Fund while the River Lossie Trust could contribute £75,000 over the next two financial years.

The cycle way will follow a route through the town from the west end to the Barmuckity straight to the east, taking riders away from the busy A96.

It will also link in with the bus and rail stations as well as visitor attractions.

Tom Bishop, the charity’s fund coordinator, said: "We received a record number of applications to our Community Links Programme and have worked hard to carefully select those of the highest quality to fund."

He added: "This project will provide both those who live in and visit Elgin with excellent facilities to travel actively."

Work on the route will be completed when flood scheme construction finishes in spring next year.

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