CDF support Cycle Bath campaign to prevent commuter road becoming hazardous to cyclists

CDF has sent letters to Bath and Northeast Somerset councillors urging them to conduct a full and proper consultation of the proposal to regenerate London Road, one of the main cycling commuter roads into Bath.

CDF was contacted by CycleBath, the local cycling campaign group in Bath, who have set up a petition on 38 degrees which has already obtained over 1,000 signatures.

CycleBath have highlighted that by replacing a shared cycle path with parking spaces and creating pinch points along the road, the regeneration plans will actually make London Road more hazardous to cyclists.

They also point out that the council failed to conduct a proper consultation of cyclists who use the road on a daily basis, but who are not local residents. A proper consultation would undoubtedly have highlighted these glaring problems with the plan.

Bath is one of the recipients of Cycle Ambition funding and should therefore be upgrading cycling facilities, not making them worse.

A protest will be held on London Road on Saturday 8th February. The group intend to ‘show the council how a consultation should be done’ by asking passers-by for their views about how the local area should be regenerated. Get yourself down there if you live in Bath.

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