Oral Answers to Questions — Main Roads (Cycle Tracks).

– in the House of Commons on 6 May 1937.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Donner Sir Patrick Donner , Basingstoke

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the use of main roads by bicyclists where separate tracks have been constructed for their special benefit and to the extent of such misuse, particularly on the Great West Road and the Western Avenue; and whether, consequently, he will take suitable measures to discourage bicyclists in this respect?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

These tracks were constructed for the special convenience of cyclists, in order that they might travel free from constant apprehension and anxiety, and also in fulfilment of the principle that there should be different tracks for different classes of vehicles travelling at different speeds and by different methods of propulsion. Observation shows that these tracks are appreciated by the overwhelming majority of cyclists, and my right hon. Friend hopes that the minority will, to the general and individual advantage of all road users, use the facilities provided.