Edinburgh to Host Cycling Safety Events

Efforts to improve the safety of cyclists in Edinburgh will be moved up a gear this week as the city prepares for a brand new safety campaign.

The city’s road safety organisation, Streets Ahead will run the campaign which aims to tackle the dangers of large vehicles and blind spots where drivers are unable to see certain areas around their vehicles. 

Efforts to improve the safety of cyclists in Edinburgh will be moved up a gear this week as the city prepares for a brand new safety campaign.

The city’s road safety organisation, Streets Ahead will run the campaign which aims to tackle the dangers of large vehicles and blind spots where drivers are unable to see certain areas around their vehicles. 

The latest campaign coincides with National Bike week and plans to improve the safety of cyclists by highlighting to all drivers the importance of checking for cyclist before turning left. 

“This campaign looks at the issues from both the cyclist’s and motorist’s perspective with a view to increasing understanding of each other’s point of view. This includes inviting cyclists and motorists to swap places during live demonstrations with large vehicles at our roadshow events,” said Councillor Jime Orr, who is Vice-Convener of Transport.

“The message is that both need to take responsibility for safety on the roads and take extra care in high risk situations where cyclists are at their most vulnerable.”

A special road safety event will be held in Festival Square, where members from the City of Edinburgh Council, Lothian and Borders Police will all be in attendance to provide information to drivers and cyclists. 

Further cycling safety campaigns will also run throughout the year, tackling various topics. To keep up to date visit their website here – www.streetsaheadedinburgh.org.uk

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