Safer cycling on roads

Use bollards to make temporary cycle ways on all roads

Why the contribution is important

Encourage cycling Good for health . Keeps people off public transport

by Moragafpringle on May 05, 2020 at 01:38PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.7
Based on: 29 votes


  • Posted by emartinedinburgh May 05, 2020 at 13:59

    While I have nothing against cyclists can they not be made to put a bell on their bikes. I have several times been almost hit by cyclists coming up behind me in the park.
  • Posted by JMc May 05, 2020 at 14:09

    an incentivised cycle scheme like that in the Netherlands would be interesting!
  • Posted by hellomynameis May 05, 2020 at 14:10

    Not a good idea. Most people can't cycle to work, and public transport won't be popular post-lockdown, so we should not lose any road space as it will be gridlock.
  • Posted by ryanscott May 05, 2020 at 14:49

    Probably not a good idea, most people don't live in cyclingn distance to their jobs so taking space from cars will just prevent people from getting to work, stop people going out shopping or spending money and harm the country
  • Posted by sy278 May 05, 2020 at 15:00


  • Posted by sciuro May 05, 2020 at 16:48

    more space for both cyclists and pedestrians please! this can be temporary (with planters or barriers). this will provide safe routes for those without access to a car to travel to work (without using public transport for now) as well as making wider spaces for passing (primarily for pedestrians).
  • Posted by gerardk May 05, 2020 at 18:17

    stupid idea, people need to get to work and shop, not waste their day joy riding bikes. if you want to cycle, go to a park!
  • Posted by Aly2020a May 06, 2020 at 11:48

    perhaps not ALL roads, but where practical to do so and safer for all.
  • Posted by MrsMiggins May 06, 2020 at 23:11

    Maybe not ALL roads, as there's little need on manny residential streets, but certain routes and roads, yes. Please do not paint cycle lanes instead; paint is not protection and can make many roads more dangerous for cyclists due to close passes/potholes. (There's a reason the Dutch call them "murder strips").Public information films to inform that people have as much right to be on the road on a bike as in a car and to give space when over-taking.
  • Posted by Abdnshiremum May 07, 2020 at 07:58

    What about lowered speed limits (10mph? ) to make it safer to cycle?

    We are going to desperately need cyclists when we go back to work as public transport like buses are challenging for social distancing. There’s also simply not enough parking for everyone to drive to work and many people without cars will need another solution. Anything we can do to get people on bikes will reduce congestion and decrease commute times for everyone.
  • Posted by globalgreaves May 07, 2020 at 08:14

    As a cyclist I don't think this is realistic. There is a need for much better cycling infrastructure though. We need to encourage more people to cycle to reduce our impact on the climate.
  • Posted by Dumfin02 May 07, 2020 at 13:33

    Cyclists are using footpaths and riding too quickly - older people cannot hear them coming.
    Also, ban 'pelatons' on roads - they are too close together.
  • Posted by WilfredLawrieNicholasJohnson May 07, 2020 at 16:56

    Good idea. The safer we make the roads the more likely we are to see healthier modes of transport like cycling taken up.
  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 17:18

    The use of temporary infrastructure enables safer routes to be created quickly. It also provides the opportunity to test routes and identify the most suitable.

    It will also enable missing links between existing infrastructure to be created, ensuring that people who cycle have a joined up safe segregated route.

    This will require legislation that enable councils to put such temporary infrastructure in place quickly. the current Traffic Regulation Order process makes this a costly and time consuming exercise.

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