The Sefton Cycle Chat takes place to discuss cycling issues across Sefton and how best to promote cycling throughout the Borough.
Our third chat’of the year took place in July. Once again we gave an overview of what we had been working on within cycling in Sefton since the first chat in January and provided an update on the actions raised from the spring get together.
These included the role out of the close pass initiative that has been adopted here in Sefton from the original piece of work delivered by West Midlands Police. The initiative sees unmarked police officers cycling whilst recording footage of potential close pass manoeuvres and then re-educating offenders as to the correct distance to safely pass cyclists; the 3 events saw 21 motorists spoken to and a further two prosecutions. We informed the cycle chat that further close pass initiatives will be delivered across the borough in due course.
We also dealt with the issue surrounding the temporary closure of the Fisherman’s Path crossing and went on to look at infrastructure improvements that would be welcomed in the future, to help cyclists navigate their way through the borough more easily.
The chat was once again well received and Mecycle were, as ever, excellent hosts; the next chat will be attended by the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership, Safer Roads Team and takes place on Tuesday 7 November from 6pm – 8pm
We still want to attract new people to join us so anyone interested in cycling is welcome to attend.
MeCycle is a smaller venue so numbers are limited and to book a place please call 0151 934 4576 or get in touch via the Active Travel Sefton website.