The article reported how Tory Council leader, Marco Cereste, who introduced the cycle ban extension along Bridge Street, despite clear opposition by local people and cycling organisations, had held a discussion on Twitter with a local cyclist about cycling in the city centre and then arranged a “fact-finding” city cycle ride with council officers.
But after the stunt, the resident/cyclist himself was reported as saying:
“The city is poor for cycling and it takes a lot to change attitudes. I think I got across that the kind of language Cllr Cereste uses is not helpful in putting the needs of cyclists in a positive light. I believe needs for cyclists is usually an afterthought.”
- You may remembers that a 136 people signed an on-line petition launched by Lib Dem city councillor and regular cyclist, Darren Fower.
- According to the article in the Telegraph, this event saw Cllr Marco Cereste use a bike for the first time in over 40 years!
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