Stop Cycling Tragedies; Bike Lane on New Walk, Leicester
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Cycling on New Walk Leicester, a huge traffic free route into town, is prohibited forcing cyclists to use official bike routes on London Road Bus Lane or Regent's Road. London Road is up to 5 lanes of traffic past the chaos of the railway station and Regent's Road is busy and narrow. Both have now been the site of fatalities.
We call on Leicester City Council to allow cycling on New Walk and to make this as comfortable as possible for pedestrians by designating a cycling lane.
The objection to allowing cycling on New Walk as an historically traffic-free route is absurd. The history of the route was not deemed important enough to stop the Council tearing up the cobbled surface for increased pedestrian convenience.
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