PLANS to improve cycling links to railway stations across Sandwell have been unveiled.

The council’s strategic transport bosses have produced a new Cycle Infrastructure Programme which is due to be considered by the cabinet on Wednesday (September 19).

The report highlights work which is set to be completed over the next two years in a bid to encourage more people to become more active and to help to reduce poor air quality in the borough.

Plans include towpath resurfacing works on the Birmingham Canal between Smethwick Galton Bridge and West Bromwich Street in Oldbury, before continuing the link up to the Dudley boundary, and improvements to pedestrian and cycle access to Sandwell and Dudley railway station via Bromford Lane.

Councillor Paul Moore, cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “We want the canal network to play a significant role in providing safe, off-road links for people who want to cycle to get to work, to link cycle paths with public transport and for people cycling as a leisure activity.”