Reader Letter: Equip cyclists to turn lights green in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:26 01 August 2017

Ketts Hill in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Ketts Hill in Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

It would seem some people are unhappy at the amount of activity proposed to improve the lot of cyclists in Norwich.

Maybe the planners have not gone far enough, there are many other improvements that could be provided, for example:

1 Not many cyclists can keep up with the flow of traffic at 20mph, I’m sure 15mph would be better.

2 There are a few steep hills in Norwich, Grapes Hill, Kett’s Hill, for example, which are in effect barriers to cyclists. A system of roadside ropes, of the style of a ski-lift would be much appreciated.

3 It would be simple to equip cycles with radio beacons to turn pedestrian traffic lights green for them instead of having to thread their way through pedestrians to proceed on their way as they have to do now.

4 A dedicated cycle track with bridges over the river between the Martineau Lane roundabout and the Yarmouth road would cut out the tedious uphill stretches of Bracondale and King Street.

I’m sure if the thousands of Norwich cyclists were asked, many more equally useful features could be suggested.

Brian Mitchell, Ellcar Rise, Norwich

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