Bristol cyclists force council to think again on city centre bike paths

Bristol cyclists force council to think again on city centre bike paths

Bristol City Council is being forced to backpedal on new developments in the city centre, as cyclists are up in arms about having to share bike lanes with pedestrians and other vehicles.

Its been 10 years since Bristol was named a cycle friendly city but still the council are struggling to keep cyclists happy in the busy city centre.

There have been several vehicles blocking the designated cycle paths, and ongoing construction is forcing pedestrians to walk on the cycle path.

Cyclist Marcus Jeffreys said that there is a need for increased signage and viability while cycling.

“A few more signs up would be good, maybe at eye level rather than on the road,” he said.

“I think it’s an element of trial and error with these things. As the city goes its very cycle friendly. If you try and cycle round London it’s absolutely horrific but maybe the council could spend more money to make it better.”

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Another cyclist Charlotte Wong added: “Sometimes I bike in the road and the people are not happy. And then if you cycle off the roads the pedestrians are not happy either.

“Maybe they should both be allowed to use the lanes.”

The council has suggested they they will adjust the cycle routes in the centre but nothing official has yet been released.

 

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