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‘What is being done to make cycling safer?’

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

A big push to get more residents riding their bikes is taking place in Spalding.

PEDALS – the local Cycle Action Group – is hosting a forum tomorrow to discuss what is being done since last year’s Government pledge to “shift cycling up a gear”.

The forum, at the South Holland Centre, will be hosted by MP John Hayes. It is hoped members of Pedals will be joined by representatives of South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the local police, but it will not be open to the public.

It comes in response to Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement that the Government wants to make it easier and safer for cyclists to and “business, local government, developers, road users and the transport sector all have a role to play in helping to achieve this”.

Roger Smith, a PEDALS member, said cycling can contribute to the aims, objectives and responsibilities of several authorities and organisations.

He said: “Just by cycling 
instead of using the car can free up roads and make them safer.

“There are always complaints about the number of cars blocking roads at school opening and closing times.

“But you have to ask yourself, would you want your child to ride to school when we are still campaigning to get more joined up routes? People just don’t feel safe.”

 

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