Cyclists say relations with cars at ‘all-time low’
Saturday 17th August 2013, 2:00PM BST.
Guernsey roads are ‘like a war zone’ between cars and cyclists, according to local bikers.
After Prime Minister David Cameron announced several cities and four national parks would share £94m. to invest in cycling, local politicians and enthusiasts have called for improvements to be made to infrastructure in Guernsey to allow more people to take to their bikes.
Guernsey Velo Club president Gary Wallbridge said the island’s size means it is difficult to provide dedicated space for cyclists – although there are opportunities. ‘We are lucky to have that lane from the north, it is great and not enough people use it. But I am not sure we can have more, it would be a struggle for where they can go.
Keen cyclist Deputy Barry Brehaut has tried to highlight the perils bikers face and said some of the island’s roads were among the worst he has seen.
The Environment Department said it has dedicated large resources towards ensuring sufficient cycling infrastructure in the island.