Cycling groups in Harrow have called for improved cycle routes and better education for drivers to allow more people to feel safe on their bikes.
Veronica Chamberlain, representing Harrow Cyclists and Healthy Streets for Harrow, told a council traffic and road safety advisory panel (TARSAP) that it should recommend an urgent “strategic overview” of the borough’s road network.
It comes as the council continues to monitor recently implemented ‘Streetspace’ programmes, including low-traffic neighbourhoods, safety measures near schools, and new cycle lanes on key roads.
Ms Chamberlain welcomed these initiatives but suggested the council could go further still by extending the cycle lanes to cover all junctions and introducing more schemes to make cycling more attractive.
“People would cycle more if they feel safe,” she said. “This comes from safe, direct cycle routes and better driver behaviour.”