Liberal Democrats believe in placing a far higher priority on encouraging walking and cycling.
As a keen cyclist, I support a cycleways scheme for Kent.
The major reason why people do not use cycles is fear of motorcars and lorries, but this can be mitigated in several ways:
- Integrated networks of properly designated cycle lanes and off-road cycle paths. Connecting existing or extending cycle lanes where practical to do so.
- Priority signals for pedestrians and cyclists at traffic lights.
- Promotion of cycle to work and cycle to school & college schemes with charging facilities for electric bikes and secure cycle storage areas.