Monday, 12 August 2013
A Message from Malcolm Shepherd
Links above will not work directly so ...............
For "Central Government" use HERE 1
For "Write to your MP" and "Get Britain Cycling" use Here 2
Good news for some parts of the country, but not much to excite the cyclists of Derby, although we must not forget the Velodrome.
Like the curate's egg, the cycle paths of Derby are good in parts, but the main problem is dis-jointed routes. Far too many cycle lanes just end in the middle of nowhere for no obvious reason, and all that is needed is another pot of paint. Some junctions and roundabouts are designed with no provision for cyclists at all. No wonder that many people who have bikes do not use them in Derby.
Do not despair however as there is talk of a route following the HS2 corridor when that is built, so we will be able to "Race the Train" as they do in North Wales. By 2025 we may be too old however.
Posted by Les Sims at 16:16