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Letter: Councillor Richard Farnell's proposal to scrap the John Street bus lane risks cyclists' safety

Date published: 22 September 2017


Dear Editor,

Regarding Councillor Richard Farnell's proposal to scrap the John Street bus lane to ease congestion.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/112530/scrap-john-street-bus-lane-says-council-leader-richard-farnell

Clearly he has not considered how important that bus lane is for use by cyclists and their safety.

Why does this not surprise me?

The green cyclist safety refuge bay at the lights is routinely abused and encroached into by motorists.

In fact, on more than one occasion I have seen police cars illegally waiting in it at the lights.

What hope do Rochdale's cyclists have when the Council Leader is so oblivious and inconsiderate?

Yours,

Brian Peirce

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Rochdale Online.


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