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Plans to revive disused railway lines must not ignore the cycling routes that replaced them

While Sustrans welcomes the potential reopening of disused railway lines in principle (Beeching’s axed rail lines could be revived, 29 November), it will be critical that the many walking and cycling routes that have been built along some of these lines are also maintained.

These routes are a critical part of the country’s active travel infrastructure and strategy, encouraging people to walk and cycle in a safe environment, as well as providing important commuting access for people choosing to travel actively to work.

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