Council’s cycle-ways deserve better and MORE attention!


It’s great that you can now get a copy of the cycle maps for FREE from the City Council – when previously people were expected to pay a pound or two, for trying to improve their own health and local environment ……..but it’s not so good when it comes to the ongoing standard of maintenance and improving of cycle ways throughout the city!

Regular cyclists and local Lib Dem city councillor, Darren Fower said:

“My general route takes me from the north of the city into the city centre, and there’s not a week that goes by when the cycle way, at some stage is covered by glass, dog dirt and a varied level of fly-tipping. Then of course there’s the issue of street furniture! Why can the Council not address the issue of rubbish by providing bins? Why can we not have more benches for people to rest at? Why have we still got surfaces that have been there for 30 years? Why is there still poor lighting along so many stretches of cycleway?”

One example of this issue can be seen by CLICKING HERE – which takes your through to one of the many reports submitted to the City Council by Cllr Darren Fower.