Summary of the Strategy.
My Top Level Comments on the Strategy.
Its all about Bikes
How we will get there
Governance and Transparency
- The police were signed-up to the cycling strategy, and took the example from the West Midland Police of actively pursuing aggressive driving.
- Local public transport and taxi firms sign up to the policy to educate their drivers to set the best examples of respect and care.
I agree that we need realistic and achievable targets, but do wonder if this is setting sights a little low? This looks more like organic growth than step-change. But in the end perhaps, in spite of the inspiring vision at the start of this strategy, organic growth is all we can hope for. I have had no convincing evidence, prior to the publication of this draft strategy, that Southampton City Council is interested in growth in cycle usage, let alone step change.