Transition City Letchworth plots cycle route revolution

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A gaggle of biking campaigners in Letchworth have revealed an formidable report imagining the way forward for the city’s biking community.

Letchworth Cyclists – a crew of campaigners from environmental group Transition City Letchworth – have revealed the primary draft of a neighborhood plan which goals to remodel the city’s biking routes.

TTL member John Baskeville mentioned: “With few cycle plans coming to fruition over time, the automobile is now the predominant mode of transport in Letchworth. Cyclists both courageous the roads or use the pavements – unlawful below the current laws and a hazard to pedestrians – and biking charges are low.

“The latest COVID-19 disaster has proven that when protected alternatives exist to cycle, folks will select to cycle. So, provision of a public cycle community that’s protected and simple to make use of will stimulate a pure shift to this cleaner and more healthy transport community.”

Main plans embody the introduction of two-way segregated cycle routes on busier roads, as an illustration on Norton Method North – from Station Highway to the pelican crossing – and between Rushby Mead and Norton Method South on the south facet of Pixmore Method.

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One other key proposal is the introduction of bolstered mesh with grass planted in it, in order that cycle tracks will be launched on grass verges. For example a two-way cycle monitor has been proposed on the western grass verge between Sollershott Circus and Broadway Gardens.

On narrower residential streets, bollards and plant containers has been steered to take away by site visitors. This selection would seem notably helpful on college routes and discourage dad and mom from dropping off youngsters on the college gate.

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For example, bollards positioned on the mid-point between the Pixmore Junior Faculty entrances have been proposed to offer a protected cycle passage into the college.

Letchworth Cyclists are presently searching for suggestions on the scheme and are hoping the proposals shall be adopted as the idea for a ‘North Herts Letchworth Biking and Strolling Community Plan’.

A full breakdown of the proposed routes will be discovered on-line through an interactive map.

To go to, go to transitionletchworth.org/letchworth-cyclists/ and comply with the hyperlink to OpenStreet map.

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