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posted Mar 23, 2017, 3:15 PM by Heather Rainbow
Planning applications are an opportunity to get the right infrastructure to make cycling possible.  We at Cycle Basingstoke regularly reply to planning applications.
On Thursday this week (23 Mar2017) we had a discussion with the Borough Planning and Transport department on how new developments could be more cycle friendly.  Attached are some of the pictures we looked at of good and bad practice.  We want new developments to be connected to the outside world by direct, fast safe routes.  As these are usually along/near busy roads, they need to be separated from motor vehicles and also pedestrians.  After all bikes travel between 3 to 10 times faster than walking, so if we are to make the most of this convenient transport method we need our own space.
Within developments we want it possible to get as directly as possible to whichever house, shop or school we are visiting.  Brighton Hill is great for walking, but the paths need to be wider and the junctions better designed for people to cycle on these paths and cutthroughs.  Have a look at our pictures
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Heather Rainbow,
Mar 23, 2017, 3:15 PM
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Heather Rainbow,
Mar 23, 2017, 3:15 PM
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