Tuesday, 7 April 2009

In the news

Talking Cycling
Today University of Bolton held the fourth in a series of conferences entitled 'Encouraging cycling conference'.

Also at the Bolton conference, the subject of potholes was to be discussed. Bolton appears to have a problem similar to neighbouring Blackburn in that many roads are breaking up and becoming dangerous to cyclists. I've heeded the CTC's advise and been reporting a number of holes, some of which have been filled, some still remain.

The subject of potholes is a serious matter and one that councils need to respond to. The cost may not just be repairs (£76m in Bolton) but also compensation for injured cyclists. Recently a CTC member who was injured when he hit a pothole was been awarded £7,600 in compensation. The cyclist took advantage of the CTC Accident Line.

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