Mapping healthier routes for residents

Athersley residents get cycling and walking map. Presenting the new local area cycling and walking map are Alan West, Barnsley Council's principal transportation officer, Caroline Parker of the Athersley-based Romero Project, and Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet spokesperson for Adults and Communities.
Athersley residents get cycling and walking map. Presenting the new local area cycling and walking map are Alan West, Barnsley Council's principal transportation officer, Caroline Parker of the Athersley-based Romero Project, and Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet spokesperson for Adults and Communities.
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FOLLOW the map and get fit!

FOLLOW the map and get fit!

Residents living in Athersley, Barnsley, can find out about healthy ways to get around their local area through a fold-out colour map displaying footpaths and cycle lanes.

The maps are being delivered to homes in Athersley and also feature designated routes showing how to get to the newly-opened Carlton Community College. Walking and cycling times across Athersley, Carlton and New Lodge are included, measured in half-kilometre bands, as well as information about local shops and health services.

The maps also include details of Bikeability Barnsley, a cycling proficiency scheme which enables kids and adults to gain the skills and knowledge needed to ride safely on the roads. Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council’s cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said the maps were aimed at encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles.