Wakefield Council launches Cycling Strategy consultation
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has welcomed the publication of the Council’s new cycling strategy consultation which aims to expand the city’s network of cycle lanes and off-road routes. According to Department for Transport figures, deaths and serious injuries in the district have gone down by 30% since 2009, whilst nationally they have gone up by over 18%.
Mary said: “I cycle 12 miles a day to and from Parliament, so I know that cycling is great exercise, fast commuting and good fun. After our Olympic cycling success I know many people have dusted down their bikes. To give them the confidence to take up cycling, we need clearer cycle lanes, advance stop junctions and giving children safer routes to their schools. I hope everyone who cycles in the city will respond to the consultation before it closes on 24 September."
Have your say here: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CultureAndLeisure/outdoors/Cycling/cyclestrategy.htm