Achievements

PLYMOUTH CYCLING CAMPAIGN – OUR ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR

At Plymouth Cycling Campaign we believe cycling in Plymouth can be made better, easier and safer. We campaign to make this happen.

We put pressure on Plymouth City Council to make small changes and work with PCC, Devon CC, The National Trust, Sustrans, Dartmoor Parks Authority and others on major projects

–          Improving cycle path and road maintenance – now a dedicated budget for maintenance of cycle facilities

–          Improving junctions by changing traffic light timing

–          Campaigning for improvements to Mutley Plain

–          A new fast route to Plymstock, Elburton and Sherford, including continuing the route towards the City Centre via Lucas Terrace, Tothill Sidings and Exeter Street retail park.

–          Fought successfully for improving the Plym Valley trail at Clearbrook

–          Campaigning to improve National Cycle Network 2 between Deep Lane and City Centre including improvements to Embankment shared path

–          Consulted with PCC on improving access for cyclists to Plymouth Station

–          Pressurising Highways England to improve Merafield Road bridge for cycling

–          Consulted on the ongoing improvements at Derriford

–          Recognised as a statutory consultee on relevant matters by PCC

–          Campaigning to establish local support for the reinstatement of Hooe Lake Bridsge

–          Worked with Amey on the way they sign roadworks and allow for cyclists

We work to improve driver- cyclist safety

–          Working with Professional Driving Instructors in cycling awareness

–          Campaigning at a senior level for the police to take cycling seriously

–          Getting messages like “give cyclists space” onto electronic road message boards

–          Put pressure on Citybus to raise awareness of cyclists’ safety

And we push hard for improved support

–          Talking with the leader of the council and Transport Cabinet Member on cycling issues

–          We campaigned successfully for a dedicated cycling officer in the Council

  1. This comment refers to a large housing development that under consideration by Cornwall County Council and is expected to be granted permission to go ahead in the near future. The site is at Carkeel, near Saltash. It will include cycle paths and other public amenities. It would be of considerable benefit to local residents as well as the local cycle fraternity if the cycle /pedestrian routes planned for the estate could be extended and connected to Saltash to the south east also to Hatt that lies to the northwest of the estate. Cyclists who attempt to travel the A388 that passes through Carkeel and continues on to Hatt, will know how dangerous this section of road is, but if there were provision for safe cycling, it would open routes to some pleasant cycling in Cornwall.
    I realize that this area is not the major concern of the PCC, but if somebody could advise me of any group that would be concerned about the provision of cycle routes in South East Cornwall, I would be most grateful. A campaign needs more than a lone voice to sway the Local Authority about the importance of safe cycling in South East Conwall.

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