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Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 7:14am
by tykeboy2003
Now we have a pro-cycling prime minister, should we start a Parliamentary Petition to get the law changed so that Cyclists have priority on all roads other than Motorways (as they have in Denmark)?

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 7:45am
by atlas_shrugged
This is a good idea. However I would use the phrase:

'Prioritise Active Travel' instead of cyclists.

This so that we do not forget our friends who are walkers, mobility buggy riders, vulnerable road users, horse riders etc etc.

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 8:31am
by Bonefishblues
atlas_shrugged wrote:This is a good idea. However I would use the phrase:

'Prioritise Active Travel' instead of cyclists.

This so that we do not forget our friends who are walkers, mobility buggy riders, vulnerable road users, horse riders etc etc.

Agree - the wider the coalition the better. I sense the time may be right - or at least a damn sight righter than it has been hitherto.

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 8:44am
by John1054
atlas_shrugged wrote:This is a good idea. However I would use the phrase:

'Prioritise Active Travel' instead of cyclists.

This so that we do not forget our friends who are walkers, mobility buggy riders, vulnerable road users, horse riders etc etc.


Best way of looking at this - the more of us that there are, the more clout we may hope for.

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 4:59am
by Cyril Haearn
atlas_shrugged wrote:This is a good idea. However I would use the phrase:

'Prioritise Active Travel' instead of cyclists.

This so that we do not forget our friends who are walkers, mobility buggy riders, vulnerable road users, horse riders etc etc.

People first, cyclists second, motors last

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 2 Aug 2019, 9:00am
by louisewass
I've just returned from cycling in the Netherlands with my 15 yr old son. It was cycling heaven! Their transport policy is years ahead of ours. Yes to priority for active travelers. Not once did I feel in danger or stressed. I breathed fewer diesel fumes and car drivers were always respectful because everyone respects active travel.

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 2 Aug 2019, 9:28am
by reohn2
tykeboy2003 wrote:Now we have a pro-cycling prime minister, should we start a Parliamentary Petition to get the law changed so that Cyclists have priority on all roads other than Motorways (as they have in Denmark)?

Sorry to be so cynical but snowball,hell,no and chance are words that spring to mind :?

Re: Priority for Cyclists?

Posted: 2 Aug 2019, 9:30am
by reohn2
louisewass wrote:I've just returned from cycling in the Netherlands with my 15 yr old son. It was cycling heaven! Their transport policy is years ahead of ours. Yes to priority for active travelers. Not once did I feel in danger or stressed. I breathed fewer diesel fumes and car drivers were always respectful because everyone respects active travel.

You were in a civilised country,welcome back to the asylum where the loonies have long since taken over :?