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Bicycle

WELCOME

Our group is made up of all types of cyclists, from complete beginners to sport cyclists. We use traditional push bikes as well as e-bikes, sharing a common vision for cycling in our borough:

We want our borough to be a place where

  • Cycling is safe and the traffic infrastructure protects vulnerable road users

  • Cyclists of all ages and abilities are able to cycle without fear

  • Cycling is the preferred mode of transport for short journeys

 

 When more of our residents cycle

  • The borough’s carbon footprint will shrink significantly

  • Residents’ physical and mental health will be improved, reducing the burden on the NHS

  • Congestion, particularly during school hours, will be reduced 

  • Bangor’s city centre economy will be boosted as more residents “shop local”

 

We want the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure and Ards and North Down Borough Council to work with us by:

  1. Adopting the 2022 Changes to the Highway Code immediately

  2. Formulating, funding and implementing an Active Travel Policy

  3. Applying the Hierarchy of Road Users in planning decisions, forcing developers to prioritise the needs of people with disabilities, pedestrians, and cyclists

  4. Assuring any infrastructure upgrades meet national design standards and guidance for cycling and ensure cycle lanes are well-maintained, not used as parking bays and give priority to cyclists rather than cars

  5. Developing and delivering a network of continuous, direct and protected cycle routes to around our borough, particularly to enable bike buses to get to schools safely

  6. Providing sufficient secure cycle parking where it is needed

 

ACTIVIVITIES
Next Group Meeting: Tuesday 23 January 2024 @ 1900h, venue to be confirmed.

Keynote Speaker: Stephen McCrory will talk about his 1,200km autumn 2023 bike ride along the Rhine, revealing the secret of how he managed that distance without p*ncturing once!

Time: 1900h

Location: Minor Hall, 1st floor, Hamilton Road Community Hub, 39 Hamilton Road, Bangor BT20 4LF

CONTACT
Need more details? Contact us.

We are here to help. Contact us by email or via our social media channels.

Alternatively, attend our next group meeting. Details will be published on our Facebook page.

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