W2W is a project which helps jobseekers overcome a lack of transport to work locations. It is for those people who are able to do a job employers are offering, but unable to get to the job location. This might be because working hours are outside the times the buses operate or they would have to take two buses to get to the location. Wheels to Work is the loan of a pedal or electric bike at low cost to people who find that transport is a barrier in accessing work or further training or education. It would cost the jobseeker £10 per month for the loan of either an electric or pedal bike or £30 a month for an electric scooter. The bike is available for 6 months until they are in a position to afford their own transport.
PEOPLE are being given the chance to comment on proposals to improve footpaths and introduce a new cycleway on two busy Leicester city centre streets.
The city council plans to create better footpaths and a separate cycle lane along a stretch of Welford Road, from Newarke Street to Lancaster Walk.
The new two-way cycle lane will replace the existing bus lane on Welford Road, keeping the existing three lanes open to general traffic. Pavements will also be improved to create a more attractive environment for pedestrians.
Current proposals include the creation of a bus only link at the junction of Welford Road and Infirmary Road, a new crossing at the junction of Mill Street and Welford Road, and a review of existing kerbside parking arrangements. Some bus stops could also be relocated.