Now this is a scheme I can get behind. Get unemployed out there to create cycle lanes, it will help them in the future so that they can have an enjoyable ride to work, school or over to mates

Sustrans has teamed up with the Future Jobs Fund to enhance the National Cycle Networks and give new skills to unemployed young people.

Trainees will get chance to train to use diggers and other machinery while renovating and revitalising sections of the National Cycle Networks, including in Bideford, Barnstaple, Taunton, Bath, Swindon, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Whitehaven, Lincoln, Rotherham, Leeds and Consett.

182 unemployed young people, aged between 18 and 24, have been taken on for a six-month contract. Trainees have to have been unemployed for at least six months to be taken on by the scheme.

Though I do hope that these cycle lanes will be better than what sustrans tend to put up.

LINK : Sustrans launches cycle path scheme for the unemployed