Doncaster public urged to air cycling views

DMBC Cabinet Member, Councillor Bill Mordue
DMBC Cabinet Member, Councillor Bill Mordue

Doncaster Council is asking residents for their views on a new proposed cycle strategy for the borough.

The consultation was launched last week with a public event at Clock Corner - and members of the public can now have their say online.

The authority is asking for views on a variety of issues including:

n Whether cycling should be allowed in town centre pedestrian streets

n Whether there should be more cycling events

n Whether more 20mph zones would benefit cyclists

n And how much of a priority cycling is for residents.

Councillor Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Transportation, said: “The borough’s existing strategy was produced in 1994, and since then Doncaster has changed considerably.

“Two per cent of people in Doncaster currently cycle to work which is higher than other areas in South Yorkshire but we think we can improve this.

“In the last 10 years cycling has grown by over two per cent each year and reflects the growing national awareness and interest in cycling as a cheap and healthy form of transport.

“The landscape of Doncaster is largely flat which makes it ideal for cycling and we are keen to encourage residents to consider sustainable forms of transport.”

Take part at Doncaster Council or via @MyDoncaster or