Barriers to cycling

There are many people who would like to make local journeys by bike who are discouraged or even blocked from doing so by the many hazards and barriers that exist in our roads and cyclepaths.

Caucasian father and son enjoying a bike ride on a country bike trail

As well as physical barriers there are other barriers to cycling. These include dangerous road junctions without provision for cyclists, cycle paths interrupted by every minor side road, inappropriate or missing signage and many other issues. 

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Senior couple with grandchildren on bikes smiling at camera

The problem is particularly difficult for those with non-standard bikes or towing a trailer. Many disabled people who can only use a non-standard bike are excluded from our cycleways with the responsible authorities failing to make the reasonable adjustments required by the Equalities Act 2010.

Athens, Georgia - October 15, 2017: A man on a recumbent tricycle rides dressed as a pirate during Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard, an annual community parade and fundraiser for the Athenspets non-profit.

Many of these things are problems that could be easily rectified and we aim to lobby the responsible authorities to resolve these issues and bring our roads and cycle paths up to the standards required in the Government ‘s strategy for cycling Gear Change and supporting guidance in LTN 1/20.

We need your help to identify these issues report them here.