New Cycle Storage for Thurso Primary
Members of the Caithness Committee have approved £9,800 from the Scottish Government’s Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets Programme to install two cycle shelters with racking for up to 20 bikes within the school grounds of Pennyland Primary.
This Safer Routes to School project in Thurso to improved cycle storage arrangements will encourage more pupils to use their bikes to cycle to and from school.
Leader of the Caithness Committee, Councillor Roger Saxon said: “The Council’s Road Safety Unit is working with schools across the whole Highlands to produce School Travel Plans which focus on the journey to and from school. The idea is to promote more safe active travel and encourage people out of their cars and get more young folk walking and cycling. Sometimes pupils are put off travelling by bikes out with the summer months due to the weather. This new cycle storage area will provide year-round protection from the elements so I’m sure it will be popular and well used.”