A campaign is being planned to make Stroud’s roads safer particularly for cyclists following several reports from cyclists.
Cyclists have raised a number of concerns with the Town Council, with many of them on vehicles speeding or passing too closely to the cyclists.
Now the Road Safety Group, which was launched by the Town Council and County Councillor Eva Ward, planning to apply for funding from Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The funding could be used for training cyclists to ensure they have confidence and ride safely. Police would address speeding and anti-social driving behaviour.
“Many drivers do not realise that, by law, they should pass cyclists like a vehicle and only overtake them when there is sufficient space to do so,” said County Councillor Eva Ward.
“The concerns we have received have been from cyclists who say drivers have overtaken them with very little space and endangered their safety.
“We hope to work with the police on re-educating drivers and cyclists to better share the road space and make our roads safer for all who use them.”
Concerned businesspeople and residents can join the Road Safety Group and take a pro-active part in road safety.
If you would like to attend please contact Kim Cowan at Stroud Town Council on 01453 762817 or email [email protected].