Petition PM to build cycle infrastructure

Monday, February 12, 2007 12.00am

With traffic congestion becoming an increasing problem in the UK, few cyclists would argue that Britain needs to improve facilities for cyclists. That's why a group has started a petition on the Prime Minister's website, www.pm.gov.uk, calling on the PM to build a 'world leading cycle lane infrastructure' in the UK.

"It isn't enough to paint a line on the side of a road and expect that to pass as a safe and usable path for cyclists," said the petition's creator. "Cycle 'superhighways' - straight, wide cycle paths that are independent of roads - should be built in towns and cities which cater solely for cyclists and provide a safe means for travelling around on a bike. Not only will this take cars off the road and improve both traffic congestion and the environment but it will also improve the nation's health."

So far, it has been electronically signed by nearly 1,800 people. If you want to add your name to the list, go to petitions.pm.gov.uk/cyclists/.

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