CTC JOINS CALL FOR ROADS CLEAN-UP
CTC - the UK's national cyclists' organisation - is supporting an initiative to help clear the roads of debris such as broken glass, metal, gravel and other rubbish.
The British Motorcyclists’ Federation (BMF) has produced a ‘Rubbish Roads Ahead’ booklet and is writing to every local highway authority urging them to clean-up the areas of carriageway used by two-wheeled vehicles.
CTC Campaigns & Policy Manager, Roger Geffen, said: “Rubbish Roads are as much as a problem for cyclists as they are for powered two-wheelers – this booklet is a perfect complement to our own pothole reporting website at www.fillthathole.org.uk.”
All two-wheeled vehicles have a very small contact area between the road and the tyre, so even a small amount of loose material can cause a loss of traction.
Road sweeping is a simple and effective method of road safety improvement that could save dozens of lives and prevent expensive and time-consuming litigation for highway authorities.
Rubbish Roads Ahead booklet (PDF format document)
Fill That Hole campaign: www.fillthathole.org.uk.