A £105,000 scheme to provide cycle links between shops, businesses and homes on the edge of York has been approved.

New cycle lanes and footpaths will be created in the Clifton Moor area, alongside zebra crossings, road markings and improved roundabout crossings, following a decision taken at a private session by Coun Dave Merrett, City of York Council’s cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability.

Proposals to form a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians and a zebra crossing between the Wickes and Dunelm Mill stores at Clifton Moor are also being drawn up. The scheme will be paid for through the local sustainable transport fund, backed by £4.6 million of Government money.

The same meeting also approved new, more visible warning signs and extra road markings on Haxby Road, near the mini-roundabout at the junction of Link Road in New Earswick, following four accidents in the last three years.

Symbols warning drivers to look out for cyclists will also be installed and vegetation cut back to make street lighting more effective, with the scheme costing £8,000, £2,000 less than the council originally budgeted for.