Hillingdon Council has secured an award of £100,000 from the Department for Transport to improve cycling and walking opportunities in the borough.
The award, from the first allocation of the Emergency Active Travel Fund, will help the council to further improve conditions for walking and cycling across Hillingdon following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The funding will be spent on practical upgrades to five walking and cycle routes through off-road areas, which include Northwood Hills to High Street, Uxbridge and Eastcote to High Street, Uxbridge via Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, West Ruislip and Ickenham London Underground stations.
The proposed routes will provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to travel on foot or bicycle safely and conveniently, avoiding traffic hotspots while maintaining social distancing and receiving the health benefits of walking and cycling.
On each of the routes, works will include improved signage, temporary cycle parking in areas where there is high demand, surfacing repairs and the upgrade of small-scale cycle infrastructure.