Carnival Conversations

July 14th, 2014 by WitneyBUG Leave a reply »


WitneyBUG’s stall offered some welcome shade during Witney Carnival this weekend while new members signed up and bike users from around the town joined the Space for Cycling conversation.

Common themes were: cycle paths – more of them, better maintained,  joined up, with lighting – “Please can we have all the cycle paths joined up so we can ‘actually’ safely cycle around Witney as a family and to work etc”; Witney to Carterton and Witney to Woodstock routes – “The road from Minster Lovell to Brize Norton scares me!” to which a local driver said “It scares me too!”; and the pothole pandemic – “Beautiful countryside spoilt by potholed roads.”

Twitter’s favourite speech bubble, reaching over 8,800 followers, was from Kizzie aged 10: “I think we should have a bike path on the road.” A visionary, dutch sounding solution from a future transport planner in the making.

GoActiveKMXThere was lot’s of interest in Witney Wheels for All which runs 1st Sunday of the month at the Artificial Turf Pitch; the Wheels4All KMX Karts were on the parade with Witney Mountain Bike Club and proved to be a big hit with the GO Active team on the stall next-door.

If you didn’t have a chance to get to the carnival and you’ve got something to say about using a bike in Witney you can join the conversation in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or using the email address on our webpage.

More importantly, tell your councillors as well. It takes political will, money and design knowledge to produce good conditions for cycling in towns and we need to make our councillors aware of just how important we think it is before they’ll take the next step.

Follow this link to send a letter to your councillor asking them to support Space for Cycling.





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