Respond now to the government consultation on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review – deadline 1 June

A cumbersome title. This is the government trying to make cycling and walking safer while simultaneously increasing them. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review to reply to the consultation online – if only to get your views off your chest!

If you want to pick someone else’s brains before replying, you can:

1     Go to Cycling UK’s guidance

2     Look at the Guardian bike blog

Dynamo will be responding to the consultation to make our perennial points, namely:

  • take road space from private cars and allocate it to cycling, walking and public transport;
  • draw up and implement really good guidelines on cycling infrastructure;
  • make residential rat runs into no-through roads;
  • give cyclists priority where offroad paths cross minor roads (particularly at junctions);
  • embed cycle training and cycling in schools;
  • have a community infrastructure levy on all new developments

(all taken from Dynamo’s response to Lancashire’s Transport Masterplan)

. . . and anything else that occurs to us!

So please do take the time to do this – and pass this post on to anyone else who might be interested.

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About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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