This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 124.
The police helped ensure cyclists’ safety after construction trucks, from a building site off Rustat Road, began blocking Fanshawe Road and Rustat Road at peak times.
The issue was that the trucks could not arrive on site before 8am, in line with the ‘Considerate Contractors’ scheme, so instead they waited on adjacent streets. This was, of course, incredibly inconsiderate, as it forced cyclists to ride unsighted out and around them into the path of oncoming cars.
After being contacted by Campaign member Phil Wigglesworth the police visited the site and spoke to the site foreman who said he would make sure it didn’t happen again.
Thank you to the police for their support with this.