Safe cycling success

A forum held to discuss how to improve safety standards for cyclists was held at the South Holland Centre on Friday and appeared to be very successful for all involved.

The forum was organised by PEDALS – the local cycle action group – was hosted by MP John Hayes and was attended by representatives from South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the local police.

David Jones of PEDALS, who gave a presentation on the aims of the campaign group at the forum, said: “It has been very good to hear the different opinions of those here today.

“We have several bits of literature here to look at, including a checklist for planning applications which takes cyclists into account – it is good to see that planners are now considering cyclists.”

The forum came in response to a statement from Prime Minister David Cameron which said that the Government wants to make it easier and safer for cyclists to travel.

Talking after the forum, MP John Hayes said: “I think David Cameron is the first Prime Minister of this country to be an enthusiastic cyclist and the Government are committed to improving the safety of cyclists.
“This is a cause that needs to be supported.”

For a full report on the forum, see this week’s Spalding Guardian.