After discussions in the Cycling Liaison Group Meeting held in January, early working drafts of the borough’s future cycle and bus route maps have been created so that residents and road users can feedback their comments.
Due to ever-increasing travel prices, healthier lifestyle choices and government programmes, the number of people using cycles on our roads has increased significantly in recent years. The Council is committed to supporting cyclists that live and travel through our borough through these designated cycle routes and off-road/quiet cycle routes.
Suggestions for amendments and corrections (to the routes and the maps themselves) will be collated and forwarded to “LBRuT Smarter Travel” by Teddington Society’s Roads and Transport group organiser – email firstname.lastname@example.org in plenty of time before the Council’s 14th of February so that they can be taken into consideration before the final maps are published in March.
[Update 5th February 2011] Richmond Cycling campaign secretly launched their ‘Lighten Up’ event by Teddington Lock footbridge on Thursday Night. The aim is to stop cyclists and offer to fit lights for free to raise awareness of the importance of having lights when cycling in the dark.
15 sets of lights were fitted to bikes where existing lights were either broken, of poor quality or simply missing. Other events are planned in the borough this month at further mystery locations and dates. If you like to help out volunteering then contact email@example.com.