Visit to view cycle hub's active travel proposals

Angus South Graeme Dey recently visited Angus Cycle Hub to discuss how active travel can be promoted throughout Arbroath and Angus.

Mark Dowie
Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 1:06pm
Visit to view cycle hub's active travel proposals

The hub is a social enterprise that provides bike recycling, sales, cycle servicing and repairs, bike hire and training opportunities from their two community-based projects and hubs in Dundee and Arbroath.

In 2019, the Scottish Government awarded Angus Council funding under the Sustrans Places for Everyone programme to design and develop an exemplary walking and cycling route in Arbroath.

By being accessible to all and connecting destinations throughout the town, it will reconnect areas and facilities to create a seafront people want to use.

Angus Cycle Hub, working in partnership with the council, staged a series of events earlier this year to gather community feedback on the ‘A92 Arbroath - A Place for Everyone’ infrastructure project which is proposing to transform the heart of the town into a more sustainable and community-focused space.

Mr Dey visited its Arbroath premises, where he spoke with Scott Francis and Russ Walton about how we can promote active travel.

He said: “I was very pleased to meet with Scott and some of the team at Angus Cycle Hub to discuss how we can promote active travel in the local area.

“It was very encouraging to hear of the success of their bike recycling initiatives including their agreement with Angus Council to recycle all the bicycle waste taken to the regions recycling centres.

“By recycling and refurbishing bicycle waste, Angus Cycle Hub provide low cost access to bicycles and I was very happy to drop off an old bike of mine during my visit to contribute to the scheme.”

Scott said: “A big thanks to Graeme Dey for taking the opportunity to come and chat to us about our free bikes pilot and our other project work we are doing to promote active travel.

“We’re delivering free refurbished bikes and support packages to young people in the Angus and Dundee region through our amazing network of project partners.

"It’s great to have the support of elected representatives who are keen to help deliver modal shift to greener and healthier active travel alternatives.”

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