Councillors approve 1.7m cycle lanes plus parking ban for Gilbert Road

Gilbert Road - typical scene
A typical scene on Gilbert Road: time for proper cycle lanes.

Cabinet members have made a decision on the Gilbert Road issue to approve 1.7m cycle lanes in which motorists cannot park. The safety of many children and other cyclists will be improved very considerably.

This has been a campaign running for very many years, and is the result of much tireless campaigning by our Gilbert Road Subgroup. We are pleased that the issue has finally been satisfactorily resolved.

Councillors failed to approve the proposals for modern traffic calming, but this will be considered at a later date, as we suspect the current illegal speeding will get worse.