I AM concerned by the “Danger Cyclists” headline on an article which reports a forthcoming open meeting held by York Older Persons’ Assembly (The Press, March 17).

This will debate the issues faced by blind and partially sighted users of city-centre streets, which have restricted motor vehicle access but where interaction with pedal cyclists can occur.

CTC supports enforcement of all York’s city-centre vehicle access restrictions, including the 10mph speed limit for motor vehicles, which seems to be widely ignored.

Equally, we support the reintroduction of daytime access for cyclists on selected cross-city routes.

Experience in other UK cities shows that good highway design features minimise risk to all users, and especially help cyclists to avoid detours along heavily trafficked peripheral roads.

Selective trial schemes can successfully demonstrate this, and lead to a permanent sharing of space. The route past York Minster is a prime example of good practice.

Overall this will help York contribute further to its Local Transport Plan’s aims to further reduce car dependency.

Paul Hepworth, Press officer, CTC North Yorkshire.