Wiltshire Council: Please go ahead with the proposed cycle parking on Marlborough High Street
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Wiltshire Council: Please go ahead with the proposed cycle parking on Marlborough High Street

    1. Alison Hodgkinson
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      Alison Hodgkinson

      Marlborough, United Kingdom

A welcome initiative by Transition Marlborough to use two parking spaces on the High Street for cycle parking was recently approved by Wiltshire Council. The plan, however, was subsequently thwarted by the town council, one of whom claims cycle parking would present a 'danger' to motorists.

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Cycling is a green and healthy activity that is being endorsed and encouraged by thought leaders nationwide, not only at a local level but through high profile campaigns and initiatives led by Olympic champions Sir Chris Hoy and Laura Trott, business leaders Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar, and politicians Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson.

They all agree that cycling is a great way to take responsibility for our personal health as well as the health of our environment.

We are disappointed that Marlborough Town Council, which has rejected plans to use two parking spaces in the High Street for cycle racks (one outside The Polly and one outside Valentiner's), appears to be out of touch with this positive national trend and with the wishes of many people who live or cycle in Marlborough.

We want proper facilities in the High Street for cyclists as outlined in the proposal by Transition Marlborough, supported by Wiltshire Council, which we believe to be the best and safest option for cycle parking in the town.

Please click here to see details of the proposal.

Contact alihodgkinson@outlook.com for more information.

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    • Chris Gilham LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      I first cycled through Marlborough when I was 15 on my first cycle tour (now 65, a nice round figure of 50 years since then).

      I found it very attractive.

      I have often returned, despite the selfishness of the drivers.

      Please, Marllborough Town Council, come back down to Earth (that's our planet to preserve) and approve this proposal by Marlborough Transition.

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    • Roger Robinson TWYFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I passed through Marlbrough on the way back from doing the Ridgeway. I wanted to pop into a shop and buy some sandwiches and there was no where to lock my bike.

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    • Paul Cannings ANDOVER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I know Marlborough. It is crying out for cycle parking, there is plenty of space. People on bicycles deserve parking at least as much as those in cars. You can fit lots of cycle parking into the space taken up by a couple of hulking great cars. If you want a selfish reason to encourage people on bikes - every person who cycles into Marlborough will free up road and parking space for those who cannot do without a car. People on bikes are likely to be just as affluent as those in cars, the local shops have nothing to fear on that score, quite the opposite, do some research. Come on Wilts CC, this is the 21st Century, not 1975!

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    • Matthew Davies MARLBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a Marlborough resident (and tax payer), I am discouraged from cycling into the town due to the lack of adequate provision for cycle parking. I want to help reduce Marlborough's carbon foot print by supporting an initiative that will possitively encourage me to cycle into town instead of driving.

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    • Julie Camm BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      What is so important about these 2 parking spaces which is preventing a sensible cycle parking plan to be put in place?

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