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Lancashire speed limits influence cycling eutopia

Dream town: The Cycletopia illustration from the CTC which depicts perfect conditions for bike riders and is partly inspired by road speed limints in Lancashire

Dream town: The Cycletopia illustration from the CTC which depicts perfect conditions for bike riders and is partly inspired by road speed limints in Lancashire

Lancashire’s 20mph limits have influenced a national charity’s campaign.

‘Cycletopia’ - an imaginary town depicting 15 real life examples of promoting, protecting and inspiring cycling in the UK - has been created by ccyling charity, CTC, and one of the key parts of Cycletopia is the 20mph zone, inspired by Lancashire County Council’s 20 mph limits.

CTC Cycling Development Officer in Lancaster Damian Bonsall said: “Lancashire is powering ahead with introducing a speed limit of 20 mph to residential areas over the whole county.

This is a fantastic example of a council spearheading change on our roads and it is a speed at which most people feel safe to mix with motor traffic when cycling.

“CTC would like other local authorities across the UK to be inspired by Lancashire and adopt this for residential and shopping streets to create a real Cycletopia.”

The 20pmh speed limit is just one of 15 outstanding examples of cycling initiatives from across the UK that influenced cartoonist and cyclist Peter Welleman to draw the cycling haven.

And cyclists across the county can help make ‘Cycletopia’ a reality.

CTC is looking for cyclists to volunteer to join their Local Campaigning Network of local volunteers campaigning to make conditions for cycling better.

Email righttoride@ctc.org.uk for info.

 

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