Further barriers to car use

The existing package of 10m pounds is to be welcomed with regard to improving safety for cyclists and walkers using the streets. There is, however, also a need to further disincentivise car use and to ensure that longer distance travel is minimised in favour of safer local journeys.

Why the contribution is important

With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions we are likely to see a huge spike in road use and people driving to shop, fetch takeaway food and meet friends, of which there is already evidence in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is thus important that additional measures be taken to avoid an explosion in road traffic not just through provision of quality cycling and walking space, but through active measures to reduce the attractiveness of driving such as temporary bus and cycle gates in city centres.

by DominicHinde on May 06, 2020 at 11:13AM

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  • Posted by Muriel May 06, 2020 at 15:07

    Having had to wait 4.1/2 weeks at the beginning of lockdown to achieve a food delivery slot, not an uncommon problem, and also having had a fractured spine due to speed bumps in my road, I cannot wait to get in my car and visit a supermarket to obtain some variety in my menus etc. Being well over 70 it would also be much safer for me to travel this way.
  • Posted by activeandvibrant May 10, 2020 at 17:49

    Need our cars. Without them our lives would be so so limited. Can’t abide cyclists as a driver or a pedestrian- been just about knocked down on numerous occasions in recent times . So arrogant with it too. Certainly don’t think the Highway Code applies to them!
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