York roads dangerous for cyclists

First published in Letters by

THE headlines regarding a cyclist’s death (The Press, December 7) illustrate starkly how dangerous it remains to be a cyclist in York.

Over the years, there have been many recorded accidents involving cyclists, but I wonder how many have not been reported?

My regular trips into York can still fill me with a nervous disquiet because of the total disregard some motorists show towards the two-wheeled fraternity. It seems almost a game to some drivers to cut up or drive too close to cyclists.

I welcome the proposal regarding a 20mph speed restriction for buses; but why bother when some motorists don’t even respect the 30mph limit?

Isn’t it about time that advanced driver lessons and cycling proficiency lessons were made compulsory for all who venture on to our roads?

Phil Shepherdson, Chantry Close, Woodthorpe, York.

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