Petition calls for better cycle lanes

January 30 2014

AN ONLINE petition is calling for uninterrupted cycle lanes on both sides of Gloucester Road.

AN ONLINE petition is calling for uninterrupted cycle lanes on both sides of Gloucester Road.
Set up by Jorge Sved, the petition has so far received over 400 signatures.
The page states: "Why are there cycle lanes only on some portions of the Gloucester Road? Make them continuous all the way from Zetland Road to the British aerospace roundabout".
Eventually, there should be fully segregated cycle lanes, says Sved. However, until then, he is asking the council to paint cycle lanes to prevent motor vehicles from driving close to the pavement, as this "forces cyclists to weave between cars, slowing down their progress and increasing the risk of injury".
According to Bristol City Council, Gloucester Road is one of the busiest routes for cyclists in Bristol, with more than 1,200 using the road daily. Since 2010, there has been 125 cyclist casualties, six of which were serious, the council has reported.