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More signs to help cyclists a must – say MP’s Cycling Summit

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More signs around Stroud warning motorists of cyclists have been requested during MP Siobhan Baillie’s third Cycling Summit.

Gloucestershire Constabulary has installed some of the blue signs already after pledging to do so at the last summit but those at the event called for more.

“I am very pleased that the enthusiasm for these summits and real work is taking place to make Stroud a better destination for cycling and walking and for horse riders too,” said Siobhan.

“I know the police have already erected blue signs to warn drivers at Cainscross roundabout but I fully agree we need more of them if we are to reassure cyclists and help motorists and make Stroud more bike friendly.

“There was also a request for me to ask the leader of Gloucestershire County Council Mark Hawthorne to come to the next summit and I will do that too.”

The online Zoom event last week saw 43 people attend. They heard from Cotswolds Canals Trust who said the reconstruction of 4 miles of the Stroud Navigation canal was a great opportunity to build a multi-use space for everyone.

There was also discussion about how horse riders could use the canal and towpath safely alongside cyclists.

Sean Byrne from the Electric Bike Shop also talked about electric bikes and how they work so well with Stroud’s hilly geography. There was a lot of support for electric bikes and making them more accessible.  

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