Reduce speed limits and give priority to cycles and pedestrians on more country lanes
I use my ebike a lot in my everyday life, including when I am picking up my children from school or taking them places and I find it quite easy to avoid the big roads. During the day, I feel relatively safe (even though I am always extremely careful). But I would never cycle with my children in the trailer during the morning and evening commute as I find that a number of cars are using the small lanes to beat the traffic and are making them unsafe for cyclists. I think the green lane network should be extended to ensure that whatever the time of day, cyclists are able to commute safely on a dedicated network of lanes. This would avoid the huge cost of having to create cycling lanes.
Why the contribution is important
I have noticed that a lot of people would like to cycle to work but don't because it's not safe. If we want to encourage more people to cycle, we need to create safer conditions for people who are willing to cycle but are currently concerned for their safety (rightly so), including parents dropping off their children at school.
by Em on February 16, 2021 at 11:09PM