Do you love cycling? If so do you know about this group?
Underpinning the ‘Clean Air Launch’ in Southampton on Wednesday 7th February was also a meet of the Southampton Cycling Forum, which meet several times during the year to discuss the key issues that cyclists face within the City. Chaired by the Labour Councillor for Peartree, Eamonn Keogh, its aim is that, by bringing together the interested parties, including the City Council and developers, more people will ride in Southampton and do so in more safety. An obviously noble cause that will also help combat Southampton’s air pollution challenges. It is attended by a passionate group of people that have great knowledge of Southampton’s cycle ways and the challenges that cyclists face as Southampton grows and prospers.
Representatives of the City Council were there to give updates on current development plans and were happy to take away suggestions on how future development projects could better support cyclists. There was also some good discussion around challenging perceptions that the car should be the priority in today’s day and age. Southampton, Europe’s most wooded city, already has significant green spaces and many cycle ways, but it is obvious that there is great interest in making Southampton even more cycle-friendly, to further prioritise cycling and walking, and to encourage people out of their cars.
The group is open to anyone in the City who has a passion to see more and improved cycle ways in Southampton, and all abilities and ages are welcome. Ideas and feedback on current issues are most welcome and this will be feedback to the Council.
To ask to join the group, please email: Councillor.E.Keogh@southampton.gov.uk
You can read about what has been discussed at previous meetings here: https://myjourneysouthampton.com/news/minutes-southampton-cycle-forum-october-2017
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