As usual Auld Reekie manages to concisely state the situation – Scotland needs to invest more into Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure…..
- Ghost bikes installed in memory of eight cyclists killed on roads (news.stv.tv)
- Concern as Scottish cycling casualties hit five-year high (heraldscotland.com)
- Scottish News: Cyclist dies amid safety campaign (acadvertiser.co.uk)
- First cyclist killed while riding Boris bike was French student aged 20 (standard.co.uk)
This morning I took a detour to work via the Scottish Parliament to see two ‘ghost bikes’ being left as a tribute to all the cyclists killed on Scotland’s roads this year. The grey, haar filled skies, and constant drizzle helped create a somber atmosphere as cyclists gathered to pay their respects.
At about the same time this morning as we gathered at the Parliament, a female cyclist died in a collision with a car in Drumnadrochit in the Highlands, the ninth cyclist fatality on Scotland’s roads this year.
These are needless deaths. More and more people are choosing to cycle, whether for their journey to work or simply for pleasure. The Scottish Government claim they want to see more journeys being made by bike but will not invest adequate amounts to create better conditions for cyclists.
For every person who cycles, there are others too scared to…
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