Separate cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.
Childishly simple admittedly, but as mentioned earlier, something has to be done if we are supposed to be encouraging more and more to take the plunge and give up the car.
To physically separate a portion of road for cyclists only, using probably the inner gutter area providing a clear barrier between the two.The word physical is important here, as I have cycled on roads that have 'cyclists only' markings, and in my opinion, they don't work
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Why the contribution is important
Firstly, this is an idea that will cost money, so may not be looked upon by the moderator and others as a particularly bright idea.
Nevertheless, if a pilot scheme could be implemented using just a small budget, it may just spark some further imaginative thinking and prove to be a good idea in the long term, considering we will be the green capital of Europe soon, not to mention our current status as England's cycling city.
Clearly there is a need to look at the contradiction to think green and get on our bikes, reducing our carbon footprint etc, and what is currently happening on our roads at the moment.
Cyclists weave in and out of the jams creating added stress for other road users to avoid collision, and motorists have little regard for the unprotected cyclists who are reducing their carbon footprints.If the roads were safer I for one would love to get on my bike to save the planet.
by user338616 on November 28, 2013 at 01:21PM