Friday 9 July 2010

The Bridge of the (car driving) People

CYCLISTS will stage a protest at the official opening of the Pont y Werin bridge in Penarth Marina next week, if the Vale of Glamorgan Council fails to outline plans for safe pedestrian and cycle routes to the ‘Bridge of the People’. The cyclists have been backed by Lorraine Barrett AM, who joined demonstrators at Pont y Werin on Monday.

“There doesn’t seem to have been any joined-up thinking by the Vale Council,” said the Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth.

“We have this wonderful facility, but no safe routes in Penarth for pedestrians and cyclists to reach it.”

Cllr Jeffrey James, cabinet member for planning and transportation, said he was ‘surprised’ that cyclists were unhappy.

Cllr James added: "Talks of protests are extremely disappointing.

I’m not surprised he’s shocked. Whoever heard of cycling campaigners protesting about anything?

When faced with complete crap the orthodox cycling posture is to smile bravely and whimper

this is a step in the right direction. And about as much as we can expect right now.