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Scottish roads need space for cyclists if getting around by bike is going to become safer across the country

Charity Sustrans Scotland makes the call ahead of a meeting on Wednesday to discuss road safety in Scotland, which is being attended by Transport Minister Keith Brown.

At the meeting, the charity's national director, John Lauder, will highlight work that is taking place in Glasgow, which has seen two-way cycle lanes introduced on main roads, with work on Waterloo Street shortly to get underway.

John Lauder said, "Cycling is a great way to get Scotland fitter and healthier, while allowing people to save money while getting around. However, many people are put off using their bike for regular journeys as they feel our roads are unsafe.

"Scotland needs to employ a can-do attitude to main roads in our towns and cities if we are going to make cycling safer on our roads."

The charity is also calling for 20mph limits to be introduced on residential roads across Scotland.

Written by Scott Buckler
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:10

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