Promote Cycling

Obviously we should be promoting more cycling and building more off road cycle routes. But we also need to take into account the needs of disabled people. I have invested in an electric rickshaw to help get my disabled wife out and about. We are also seeing more cargo bikes around. These larger bicycles need to be taken in the design of cycle routes. If installing bollards these need to take account of bicycles like my rickshaw which need a 1.1m clearance. 

 

Why the contribution is important

New sustainable infrastructure needs to be as inclusive as possible. 

by Peteroche on September 22, 2020 at 10:20am

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  • Posted by MJMcD0ugall September 22, 2020 at 11:52

    Cycling can be fun but it is not for all.
    All primary schools should run cycling proficiency events
  • Posted by LisaH September 23, 2020 at 19:27

    Cycling is fantastic for health and the planet, but cyclists need to feel safe. Currently the cycleways in Edinburgh are woefully inadequate, and the road surfaces are uneven and often dangerously potholed. Road space needs to be taken back from motorists to be given to segregated cycleways. This will make women feel safer, in particular. I have personally experienced aggression from motorists and a segregated cycleway would not only provide physical protection, but a symbolic barrier to aggressive motorists.
  • Posted by finlay1 September 23, 2020 at 21:27

    I love cycling. Almost everyday I cycle nearly 14 miles. However my biggest issue with cycling in Edinburgh is the condition of the roads. I have cycled thousands of miles on my bike and only on two occasions has my chain come off. Both times were on Morningside roads and both times the chain came off because of potholes.

    I live in the South of Edinburgh and here the council has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds improving cycling infrastructure and implementing segregated cycle lanes. I'm aware that for wider bikes segregated cycle lanes can actually be worse and in certain situations unusable for big bikes, but we have to remember only a minority of bikes are cargo bikes or wide bikes.
  • Posted by Voiceofreason October 09, 2020 at 16:55

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  • Posted by explosivefruit October 21, 2020 at 11:08

    The biggest issue to this is lack of safe segregated lanes and not being joined up as a network. Feeling safe for a few minutes on one road before being thrown to the wolves at a busy junction isn't very relaxing.
  • Posted by Peteroche October 23, 2020 at 08:28

    How about coming up with a list of the gaps in the cycle route network. The one that bugs me that never seems to get much of a mention is getting from the Hutchison Cycleway at Slateford Green to Harrison Park.
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