Walking and cycling around Ilkeston - new map produced

Published on: Friday, 30th September 2016

A handy-sized new map showing walking and cycle routes around Ilkeston is now available thanks to an Erewash Borough Council project to showcase the town’s sustainable transport network.

The walk/cycle map features the quieter roads, towpaths and former railway lines that connect key sites in the area, plus handy time and distance zones for easy journey planning.

Councillor Mike Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, said: “We are very pleased to promote walking and cycling, both activities that boost health and well-being. Equally important, though, is that they are cheaper and more environmentally friendly methods of travel. This map shows how you can leave the car at home and get around Ilkeston on foot or two wheels.”

The walk/cycle map is free and is available from Ilkeston Town Hall and other public premises in the town. It can also be viewed online at www.erewash.gov.uk  - click on the ‘Streets and Transport’ tab.

A second map focussing on public transport in Ilkeston is also being produced and will be available soon.

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