“Colchester can create first-class cycling infrastructure”

Colchester has the opportunity to create a world-class cycling infrastructure, supported by Colchester cycling campaign.

it’s super well explained here with photos of existing blackheads and plans to secure them.

You can zoom in on a city map and watch the improvements in the actual streets around your home and track changes in your regular commutes.

Imagine living with much less traffic, less noise, cleaner air, the ability to pedal safely and see our children do the same.

It is their future and we must speak up for them.

Imagine staying fit both physically and mentally and not weighing down the wailing NHS, and making your contribution to burning less fossil fuels.

Once you’ve done that, it’s hard to imagine anyone who cares about Colchester opposing the proposals to deliver this vision, especially Sir Bob Russell, our former MP and champion.

The plans are all aimed at making walking and cycling safer, especially for children and less confident cyclists.

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At the moment some small sections of cycle paths are not very busy because they do not join anything, if we create a whole network and you will see them crowded with cyclists, people who have left their car seats and on their saddles.

Watch success in the Netherlands and London, Bristol, Cambridge and Nottingham, all considered exceptional cycling cities.

Some local councilors are studying the routes themselves, cycling around town with Stuart Johnson, deputy secretary of the Colchester Cycling Campaign.

I invite Sir Bob Russell, whom I greatly admire for his dedication to Colchester, to jump on a bike and do the same with me.

Laurel Spooner

Retired general practitioner

Ireton Road, Colchester


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