BOTRA ped­als plan for new bike racks

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Bea­cons­field Old Town Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion has given its back­ing to a scheme which could see new bike racks be­ing placed in the area to en­cour­age peo­ple who are keen to cy­cle more.

It is hoped the move could lead to traf­fic prob­lems be­ing eased by get­ting more peo­ple out of their cars and onto their bi­cy­cles.

Bea­cons­field Old Town Res­i­dents’ As­so­ca­tion has given its back­ing to a de­sign of bike rack which re­sem­bles a Penny Farthing and is keen to gather peo­ple’s views about what the racks should look like.

A state­ment on the group’s web­site said: “It has been a while since the Old Town got any new street fur­ni­ture but re­cently a plan has emerged to put some bike racks into the Old Town to ac­com­mo­date those who al­ready cy­cle in the town and to en­cour­age those look­ing to cy­cle around.”

It added: “The place­ment is still be­ing de­ter­mined and they are funded pri­vately, so no cost to the tax­payer.

“Work­ing with the Bea­cons­field Cy­cle Ac­tion Group, BOTRA is keen to en­cour­age more cy­cling in the town if pos­si­ble, and th­ese stands will be a good ad­di­tion, and we think in keep­ing with the char­ac­ter of the town.

“Each stand can ac­com­mo­date two bi­cy­cles. Ob­vi­ously per­mis­sions from var­i­ous coun­cil de­part­ments is re­quired, but hope­fully th­ese will be se­cured very soon.”

What do you think of the plan? Would Bea­cons­field ben­e­fit from cy­cle racks be­ing put in the Old Town, and would peo­ple use them?

Email our let­ters page at buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth. co.uk to let us know your views.

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