Barriers to cycling

Several cycle paths on Hayling have barriers, which are now recognised as hindrances, not just to to cycling, but to double buggies and the disabled as well. And some which prevent the “Cycling Without Age” electric trishaw from giving disabled people fresh air.

So we’re delighted that Hampshire County Council is reviewing it’s policies, hopefully to remove them. You can see the submission I sent in here. I also included previous documents on anti-motorbike barriers that only keep out legitimate users, and about the Lethal Bollards on NCN22 at Farlington Marsh, which we haven’t been able to remove yet. 

And Cycle Hayling’s Chair, Joy, is helping Sustrans with their nationwide barrier audit, and actively removing all physical barriers from the NCN, using their very impressive barrier audit phone app. (The NCN is the National Cycle Network, including NCN2 which runs down the Billy Trail). It’s currently only for NCN barriers, but it begs the question of whether we can use the same app to highlight barriers elsewhere too.