Huppert on his bike for fact-finding mission

May 18, 2010 11:14 AM

Julian HuppertCambridge MP Julian Huppert joined city and county councilors and cycling campaigners this morning (Tuesday) for a fact-finding ride along the city's Gilbert Road in a bid to make it safer for riders and pedestrians.

Julian backed the event by the Cambridge Cycling Campaign which is pushing the county council to support plans to take away parking spaces, widen cycle lanes and install speed humps.

The work would be paid for by the Department of Transport; but residents are furious because they want to retain their parking spaces.

Cambridge Cycling Campaign invited county councillors to join members and supporters for the early morning ride to see the rush-hour problems for themselves.

Julian said: "I was delighted to back this campaign to see the problems for myself first-hand.

"This is an extremely busy road used by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and hundreds of children on their way to and from school.

"It is clear that more could be done to make the route safer. If we are to solve the city's congestion problems, we must make it easier for people to cycle and walk without putting their safety at risk. "

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