Civic chiefs unveil technique to unveil cycle security in Southampton

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CIVIC chiefs have outlined a raft of measures they’re taking to make Southampton a safer metropolis for cyclists.

Town council has highlighted the progress made for the reason that launch of a ten-year biking technique which goals to scale back the variety of accidents involving folks getting round on two wheels.

It follows a report which says Hampshire is essentially the most harmful place within the nation for cyclists.

As reported within the Each day Echo, cycle damage specialists, which gathered knowledge from police forces throughout the UK, says biking lovers usually tend to be concerned in an accident in Hampshire than anyplace.

The council has responded by outlining the steps it’s taking to safeguard cyclists in Southampton and neighbouring communities, together with Eastleigh, Totton and Chandler’s Ford.

A spokesperson stated: “Our ten-year biking technique units out Southampton Metropolis Council’s method to investing in – and realising – our imaginative and prescient for biking.

“We wish biking to be handled as a traditional type of transport and security is a giant a part of this.

“We’re dedicated to repeatedly investing in bettering security for folks biking with higher amenities which are designed with security at their coronary heart so we will scale back the dangers – each perceived and precise.

“We frequently evaluate our present amenities and crossings to verify they supply a protected area for biking.”

The council is working with different organisations in a bid to scale back to the variety of hazardous incidents, together with automobiles passing too shut as they overtake cyclists.

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Hampshire Chronicle:

“We work carefully with the police and different companions on initiatives that problem behaviours and perceptions,” stated the spokesperson.

“These embody the Shut Cross marketing campaign, Be Secure Be Seen and consciousness coaching for taxi, HGV and bus drivers so drivers and cyclists can expertise the highway from a special perspective.

“We’re solely two years into the technique however we have already made massive enhancements to the Southampton Cycle Community (SCN).

“The SCN1 route from Totton to Southampton Central station is now full, offering a segregated and shared use path biking freeway with protected crossing factors.

“Works on the SCN3 Japanese Cycle Freeway are underneath manner. The principle path to the east of town will profit from main funding on the A3024 Bursledon Street to create a brand new protected and segregated cycle freeway.

“We’ve just lately upgraded components of the SCN5 route and improved hyperlinks between town centre and Southampton Frequent.”




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