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Petitioners call for safer cycling lanes for Bristol

Petitioners call for safer cycling lanes for Bristol

Bristol Cycling Campaign is urging the council to promote the use of bikes to "connect all parts of the city" Cyclists have called for safer…

Friday, Oct 07

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Bristol Cycling Campaign is urging the council to promote the use of bikes to "connect all parts of the city" Cyclists have called for safer and more accessible bike routes across the city after a cycle lane was removed.

In 2019, Bristol City Council promised an upgraded cycling strategy in the "near future", but then removed a cycle lane on Cheltenham Road in August.

Bristol Cycling Campaign is urging the council to promote the use of bikes to "connect all parts of the city".

The council said it "continues to invest in more improvements across the city".

About 2,200 people have signed a petition demanding the council updates its Bristol Cycling Delivery Plan.

Ian Pond, the founder of the petition, said: "It should state that existing cycle lanes must not be removed – as has recently occurred on Cheltenham Road and is threatened on Whiteladies Road – but that they are upgraded to current national standards and are made continuous."

Mr Pond has also called for more secure cycle parking to combat "rampant" bicycle theft, alongside cycle training and safe cycle routes to schools.Some 2,000 people took part in the Big Ride for Safer Cycling on 2 October, cycling around Bristol’s city centre to call for safer bike lanes and routes.The demonstration was attended by Green Councillor Mohamed Makawi, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported. About 2,000 people took part in the Big Ride for Safer Cycling, the group said David Wilcox, shadow councillor for transport, said: "The Labour administration’s removal of cycling infrastructure […]

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