City gets on its bike to win funding bid
Birmingham has won £1.3m after making a successful bid to the Department of Transport's Cycle Ambitious Cities project, which is designed to help cities improve their cycling infrastructure.
The government wants more people to cycle as part of their everyday journeys and eventually become, in the words of the Cycling Minister, Jesse Norman: " a nation of cyclists."
The money will support the creation of a cycleway, better road markings and an improved pedestrian crossing at the Pershore Road/Priory Road junction in Edgbaston.
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