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Waltham Forest Wins at Cycle Planning Awards

Waltham Forest Council was named among the winners at last week's National Cycle Planning Awards, which celebrates local authorities which have excelled in the design and delivery of schemes to improve cycling infrastructure across the UK.



Waltham Forest’s Mini-Holland programme was the winner in the ‘Best Cycling Network Strategy / Masterplan’ category. The independent judging panel praised the programme’s unique cycling infrastructure, engagement with local needs and clear vision for encouraging people to take up cycling.



Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “It is a great honour for Waltham Forest to be named a winner at the Cycle Planning Awards for the second year running.



“The Mini-Holland programme is all about making our streets safer for everyone and encouraging more sustainable modes of transport, and it’s great to see the progress we have made being recognised. I am particularly pleased to win this award as it recognises our commitment to engaging effectively with our residents.”



The second annual Cycle Planning Awards ceremony took place in Glaziers Hall in Southwark on Friday 23 September.



At last year’s inaugural award ceremony, which was held in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Waltham Forest Council was the winner of the ‘Best Innovation – Use of technology or new technique’ category for the Walthamstow Village trial. Cllr Loakes was also the inaugural winner of the ‘National Cycling Champion of the Year’ award.



For more information on the changes being made across Waltham Forest visit www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk.


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