Cycle routes need major upgrade, say campaigners

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Sheffield’s cycle routes need a major upgrade – to encourage students to take to their bikes as the new academic year gets under way.

The call comes from the CycleSheffield group, which says students should be encouraged to adopt environmentally sustainable methods of transport.

Cycle routes to be attractive needed to be clean, free of litter and broken glass, well maintained and properly signed.

Spokesman Simon Geller said: “Everywhere we go we see paths that are overgrown, strewn with litter and broken glass, and with signs pointing the wrong way.

“First impressions are very important and it is imperative that these routes are brought up to scratch before the students arrive,” he added.