Put cycle paths up Knaresborough Road from Starbeck to the hospital
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Put cycle paths up Knaresborough Road from Starbeck to the hospital

    1. Dave Prince
    2. Petition by

      Dave Prince

      Harrogate, United Kingdom

Providing cycle paths rather than the current median strip will reduce the risks to cyclists and encourage more road users to cycle reducing pollution and congestion.

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North Yorkshire County Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: North Yorkshire County Council.

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Put cycle paths up Knaresborough Road from Starbeck to the hospital

Providing cycle paths rather than the current median strip will reduce the risks to cyclists and encourage more road users to cycle reducing pollution and congestion.
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Sincerely,


Dave Prince

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. we need your help to change the way NYCC operates

      Dave Prince
      Petition Organizer

      You may already have heard, in the end we got just 140m of cycleway on Knaresborough Road and we have a complaint in with the council over how the handled the process.

      We think the reason it was so difficult to get anything significant done was that NYCC don't have a cycling officer as many council do. To try and make campaigning more sucessful in the future we are starting another petition and need your help. We are asking NYCC to employ a cycling officer so that proposals like the Knaresborough Road don't slip through the cracks. The council have a stated objective to promote sustainable transport andat the moment we feel they are doing precious little and a cycling officer would show they are serious about promoting alternatives to car use where that is a reasonable option.

      The new petition is here if you agree with us please sign it.

      http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/north-yorkshire-county-council-employ-a-cycling-officer

    2. Latest news from the campaign: A SMALL WIN

      Dave Prince
      Petition Organizer

      North yorkshire County Council have now agreed to consider our proposal at a meeting between themselves and Gia Margolis in the next few weeks, before any of the re-lining they recently agreed to is undertaken. This means something which is good. North Yorkshire County Council are finally showing some willingness to listen and consult with cycling lobbying groups over this issue, something they seemed reluctant to even consider until recently.

      Between now and the meeting we will need our new found knowledge of the Cycling Infrastructure Design Guide and the wisdom of team Margolis, To work out what particular pattern of lines would be most favourable to cyclists. We will of course keep you all informed. If you have any views we can be contacted at cyclehgt@gmail.com.

      Best Regards

      Dave Prince on Behalf of Cycle Harrogate

    3. Great news 100 signatures

      Dave Prince
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone who has signed. We neeed 1650 signatures to force a debate in the Council chamber. If there is anyone you could ask to sign we wil be one step closer to getting our proposal heard. Cycle Harrogate have a busy week coming up and we should be getting some mainstream media coverage over the next few days. We have an interview arranged with Stray FM. We will let you know the date and details as soon as it is confirmed. Or Check out www.cycleharrogate.org

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Fleetwood HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm a cyclist and I live just off Knaresborough Road. There is a real need fhere for a cycle path for the safety of cyclists.

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    • Bruce MacFarlane HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      As a cyclist and a truck driver who uses this road frequently,anything that can be done to help the many current and prospective cyclists use this road more safely is to be supported.

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    • Tim Ellis HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I want to be able to cycle down to the post office in Starbeck safely. How about making the cycle track along Silverfields Road go the full length of the road while you're about it, so I can get in to town too?

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    • rachel gregory HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a cyclist, my kids are scared to cycle because of the sheer volume of traffic on many of harrogate's roads. I feel many of the cycle paths in Harrogate only pay lip service to the needs of cyclists. This route would be genuinely useful.

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    • Gary Hatcher HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I take my children to school on bicycles, and this will be part of our route

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