Here at Ringrose Law, we have some very avid cyclist enthusiasts, and so I am sure that they will be all ears in respect of Chris Heaton-Harris, the Cycling Minister’s announcement yesterday (10 June 2020).

As of 22 June 2020, local authorities in England will have new powers to make cycle lanes safer allowing them use of CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, putting cyclists at risk of a serious accident.

This is of course great news and a great step to creating a safer environment for all road users!

The announcement yesterday comes as a larger plan to develop a greener, healthier and more resilient transport network, which includes £225 million for local authorities in England to create pop up cycle lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and bike & bus-only corridors, and a bicycle repair scheme, where up to half a million £50 vouchers will be issued to people in England to help get neglected bikes back on the road.

To find out more, you can read about it here:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-powers-for-councils-to-keep-cyclists-safe

We’ve acted for many client’s in respect of cycle related accidents. To see positive changes taking place which could prevent some more from happening is fantastic.

We can help

If as a cyclist you do however find yourself in an accident, give a legal advisor in our personal injury department a call. Contact us on 01522 5610202 or e-mail us at enquiries@ringroselaw.co.uk to see if we can help you bring a claim for compensation and aid your recovery so you can get back on your bike and riding again.

So whether you’re a novice or expert cyclist, why not ‘get on your bike’ this weekend and celebrate the news and of course bike week.  Click the following link to visit Lincolnshire County Council’s website to find cycle routes in your area:-

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coast-countryside/cycle-routes-lincolnshire

Stay safe!

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