February Letter: Smashed glass in cycle lane

February 01 2013

Regarding your article “Call for crackdown on danger cyclists” in January’s Bishopstonvoice.

Smashed glass in cycle lane

Regarding your article “Call for crackdown on danger cyclists” in January’s Bishopstonvoice.

As a cyclist who commutes down Gloucester Road into the city centre every day, in my experience it seems the vast majority of cyclists stick to the cycle lane rather than using the pavements.

However, I’m sure I’m not the only one using this route who is fed up of having to repair punctures after cycling over the smashed glass regularly left in the cycle lane along the stretch from the Arches to Stokes Croft.

If the city wants to encourage more people out of their cars and on to bikes – and to keep them cycling – then keeping the cycle lanes clear should be made a priority.

Bishopston cyclist