‘Roads must be safer to stop decline in cyclists’

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More needs to be done to make roads cycle-friendly after figures revealed the number of people cycling to work in Babergh had fallen in the last decade.

Robert Lindsey, a Bildeston parish councillor and prospective Green Party parliamentary candidate, said figures released by the Office of National Statistics – which showed the number of people cycling to work in Babergh had fallen from 1,090 in 2001 to 820 in 2011 – should act as a “wake-up call”.

“Until cycling is made safer on rural roads, numbers will continue to fall and car dependency, and all its associated problems, will continue to worsen,” he said.