Derby Cycling Group
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Goverment Review of HWC
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
There is developer interest in building houses on the existing arable land. Lime Lane (west end) is currently completely unsuitable for cycling. East End with off road cycle route is good. The developer should be encouraged to extend the existing cycle route parallel to Lime Lane to the junction with A608 and then, using a suitable crossing, to NCN.
Suggested route from Handyside Bridge to Darley Abbey on west side of river Derwent. Will link Darley Abbey to city and provide an important segment of the Derwent Valley Cycleway.
This attractive former railway line would provide a useful off-road link between Ripley Greenway and Derby for commuters and leisure users.
At the bottom of South Avenue, the road turns into a short cycle track. There is no dropped kerb.