Bristol’s first Dutch-style cycle lane could soon be up and running

Bristol council has announced that its first Dutch-style cycle lane could soon be up and running. Situated on a city street which runs alongside the River Avon the existing road will be narrowed to make way for the cycleway which will be marked out with small bollards.

The council has begun a public consultation exercise over the proposals before a final decision is made.

Bristol council has announced that its first Dutch-style cycle lane could soon be up and running. Situated on a city street which runs alongside the River Avon the existing road will be narrowed to make way for the cycleway which will be marked out with small bollards.

 The council has begun a public consultation exercise over the proposals before a final decision is made.The council says: “Facilities such as these, which are direct, safe and convenient and separated from pedestrians and traffic will help make cycling more attractive and encourage all abilities and ages to cycle.”

Martin McDonnell, secretary of the Bristol Cycling Campaign, said: “We are very pleased the council appears to be going ahead with this.

“We hope it will be part of an overall network to make cycling even more pleasurable for people in Bristol.

“It will be the first Dutch-style segregated cycleway of any length in the city.”

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