Monday, 14 July 2014

A Pat On The Back For The Tour de France Is Not Enough

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats claim it is not enough for the county to pat itself on the back for the success of the Tour de France but instead it should be creating a lasting legacy.

They have criticised a Labour motion to the next full Cambridgeshire County Council meeting which just congratulates organisations for their help and support without building on the event.

Councillor Ian Manning, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Corporate Resources said: “It is absolutely right that we should be proud of the way our county celebrated the Tour de France, but we should go further.

“There is a real opportunity here to create a lasting legacy but Labour’s motion fails to address that. We should be looking at the way this event can benefit our residents now and in the future.”

Cllr Manning says the County Council should:
  • Commit to completing the Chisholm Trail by 2020:
  • Commend the publication for Making Space for Cycling – written by the Cambridge Cycling Campaign – and ask for all highways schemes to officially consider its recommendations;
  • Publish a regularly updated map showing current aspirations for cycle routes across Cambridgeshire;
  • Investigate running a bicycle equivalent of the Ride to Work Day that is run for motorcyclists as part of International Bike to Work Day.