Last week Jo Swinson MP brought together concerned local residents to discuss ways to promote cycling, increase safety and provide a voice for cyclists in East Dunbartonshire.
Guests highlighted the lack of spaces for chaining bikes at supermarkets, and the lack of police action against motorists who endanger cyclists’ lives. Other topics included the creation of a cycling forum in East Dunbartonshire similar to the one currently operating in Glasgow and how to improve cycling infrastructure and implement further 20 mph zones.
Commenting Jo Swinson said:
“This meeting is the first of many on the road to making East Dunbartonshire more cyclist friendly.
“We will continue work to protect the rights of those on two wheels and ensure that this healthy, more sustainable means of transportation is better promoted locally in the Council.”
- Present at the meeting were: Alan Munro, Go Bike Coordinator; Raymond Walker, Bearsden; Kennedy Fraser; Lenzie; Hilary Fraser, Lenzie; David Brennan, organiser of Pedal on Parliament; Robert Burns, Bearsden; and Jo Swinson.
Photo attached pictured from left to right:
David Brennan, Torrance (co-organiser of Pedal on Parliament);
Raymond Walker, Bearsden
Robert Burns, Bearsden
Hilary Fraser, Lenzie
Kennedy Fraser, Lenzie
Alan Munro, Go Bike Coordinator Glasgow