Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

26 JUL 2013

Cycling on agenda in St Cross

All matters cycling were top of the agenda when Steve Brine's Summer Tour visited St Cross on Friday, 26 July.

Steve was joined by St Michael City and County Councillor, Fiona Mather, for the al-fresco drop-in surgery held at St Faith's Hall in Back Street, St Cross.

A number of residents came to chat with Steve and Fiona and issues covered ranged from nuclear power to international aid and local housing development, including at Barton Farm.  But it was cycling issues that dominated the session, to the delight of Steve.

"As Vice Chair of the All-Party Cycling Group in Parliament and a keen cyclist myself, I am passionate about the agenda and am always pleased when constituents raise it with me.  Talk was of a general nature around safe cycle routes in the city and a number of people raised concerns about the proposed changes at junction 9 of the M3 which don't do enough to make provision for those of us on two wheels.

"It has to be said however, one resident raised cycling in not so favourable terms; he was concerned about the safety issues caused when cyclists use pedestrian walkways and he was dead right to raise this because the majority of cyclists shouldn't be doing that.

"All in all though, this was a really useful session and another positive part of what is turning out to be a vintage (and really hot) Summer Tour."

Pictured; Steve and Fiona outside St Faith's Hall before the first visitor arrived.

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