CYCLISTS will be given their own route along Castle Lane in Bournemouth thanks to £50,000 funding from the Department for Transport.

A section of Castle Lane West between Boundary Lane and Yeomans Roundabout is set to be serviced by a cycle route to benefit people who work at Castlepoint and for students from the nearby schools.

Just a month after her visit to Poole and Bournemouth on July 7, Baroness Kramer, Transport Minister, said: “We’re serious about making transport better for the environment, whether that is by cutting carbon or improving air quality.

“Encouraging more people to cycle or use public transport makes sense for local economies because it reduces congestion and improves public health.”

Baroness Kramer added: “Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of the £440million we announced for sustainable transport schemes last month.

“This additional money will help communities build on their success and see even more people making new travel choices.”

Road works are being carried out along Castle Lane West which are expected to finish in September.