Cycling safety is improved when drivers have better awareness of cyclist behaviour – why they might do certain things on the road, such as moving into the centre of the lane when approaching a pinch point – and a better understanding of the laws around cycling. Bikeability, the national cycle training organisation, has been working on a trial project with driving instructors across the country to improve understanding and cooperation between those who cycle and those who drive, thereby making the roads safer for everyone. Trustee John Jackson and Head of Development Benjamin Smith told us more about ‘Cycle Savvy Driving’ at our September monthly meeting.
The meeting finished with a round-up of the latest cycling news and campaigns from Camcycle’s Communications and Community Officer, Anna Williams.
The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 5 October, when we’ll be finding out more about the Playing Out scheme, which lets parents and residents create their own temporary play street by closing the road to through traffic for an hour or two. Local lead Julia Sang and Cambridgeshire County Council Youth & Community Coordinator Paul Connelly will talk about how this is working in our area.
Links to more information
Find out more about Bikeability and its range of training courses and projects.
Cycle Savvy Driving
Information about the current trial programme offering free online and practical training for approved driving instructors.
Highway Code changes
Find out more about the proposed changes to the Highway Code, expected to come into force by the end of 2021.
Local cycling news
Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.