Cyclists in Stafford will benefit from a £7 million Government investment across the Midlands.

The Department for Transport has unveiled 22 upgrades for the National Cycle Network as part of a £20million nationwide investment in active travel.

The funding focuses on fixing dangerous junctions, reducing traffic levels, building better surfaces, creating more accessible paths, and improving route signage.

In Stafford there will be a new traffic free route along the South Walls Improving accessibility.

Cycling and Walking Minister Chris Heaton-Harris, said: “Cycling and walking are sustainable forms of transport, which help to keep people active and clean up the quality of our air. This funding for the Midlands will put the right infrastructure in place, so people can enjoy new routes on foot or by bike, supporting the Government’s ambition for cycling and walking to become the natural choice for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey by 2040.”

The government’s long-term vision is for cycling and walking to become the natural choice for all shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys, by 2040.