Recently the Government called for evidence on ways both to its ambition to increase current levels of cycling and walking while also making cycling and walking safer – the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) Safety Review. In June 2018 the Chester Cycling Campaign submitted a considered reply to the consultation, including responses relating to all six questions involved:
Do you have any suggestions on the way in which the current approach to development and maintenance of road signs and infrastructure impacts the safety of cyclists and other vulnerable road users? How could it be improved?
Please set out any areas where you consider the laws or rules relating to road safety and their enforcement, with particular reference to cyclists and pedestrians, could be used to support the Government’s aim of improving cycling and walking safety whilst promoting more active travel.
Do you have any suggestions for improving the way road users are trained, with specific consideration to protecting cyclists and pedestrians?
Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve road user education to help support more and safer walking and cycling?
Do you have any suggestions on how Government policy on vehicles and equipment could improve safety of cyclists and pedestrians, whilst continuing to promote more walking and cycling?
What can Government do to support better understanding and awareness of different types of road user in relation to cycle use in particular?
Our response to the Government reflects the Campaign’s vision for how we can get more people cycling safely for every day journeys, both within Chester itself and nationally. Read our response below and get inspired!