With warmer weather on its way, it's a great time to get out on your bicycle. Across the Borough of Fareham, Hampshire Police, Hampshire County Council and Fareham Borough Council have been working together to make sure that cycling is as safe as possible for cyclists, drivers and people on foot.
Local Police Teams have been working with Hampshire County Council's School Travel Team over the dark winter months to distribute cycle lights in areas where people riding without lights was posing danger to cyclists and other road users, supporting the 'Bikeability' training that is being undertaken at many of Fareham's schools.
The Police have also been running regular operations to tackle cyclists that have been riding in a reckless manner, particularly those that show no consideration for people on pavements. Fines are also being issued both for reckless cycling and riding with no lights.
In addition, Hampshire County Council has been working to make routes safer for cyclists and has plans in place over the next year to make improvements to the cycle route between the BRT at Hoeford and Fareham Town Centre.
The message that is being promoted by all agencies is to wear bright clothes, use cycle lights when it's dark, use cycle lanes where they are available and above all else respect others using the roads and pavements.
Deputy Executive Leader for Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Trevor Cartwright said: "Promoting bike safety within the Borough is always an important task. It is great that we have the benefit of partners working together to tackle an issue that is of concern to lots of residents."
For further information contact:
Lauren Clarke, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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