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LTNs will make cycling safer

22 October, 2021

Bikes on quieter streets

• ­HOW nice it is to see Islington Cycle Trainers out teaching primary school children how to ride their bikes safely in the quieter streets of Islington.

This, of course, is not a new thing but what is new is that, with Islington’s people-friendly streets being rolled out across the borough, these same children will have the opportunity to continue riding in safety for many years to come, perhaps forming a habit which will keep them healthy and active for the rest of their lives.

The parental argument that: “it’s not safe to cycle to school on your own because of all the traffic, so we’ll drive you instead” will not apply once LTNs, low traffic neighbourhoods cover the borough.

JOHN HARTLEY, N1

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