Friday, 3 February 2012

Manchester backs newspaper campaign for safer cycle cities

Manchester is among ten cities in the UK that are backing the Times' campaign for safer cycling on our roads.

The paper is calling for mandatory improvements to lorries, the redesign of the most dangerous road junctions, better training of cyclists and drivers, reduced speed limits in residential areas and imaginative funding streams to build world-class cycle facilities.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Cycling is a cost effective, quick and healthy way of getting around and we’d like to encourage more people to use their bikes while making sure it’s safe for them to do so.”

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