HC Deb 15 June 1955 vol 542 c574
26. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that cyclists refuse to use cycle tracks on some trunk roads because they are ill kept, with large potholes; and whether he will have these tracks repaired without delay.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If the hon. Member will let me know which roads he has in mind, I will investigate. There are heavy arrears of work to be done on this and all other aspects of our highway system.

Mr. Janner

Will the right hon. Gentleman see what he can do about this matter, in view of the accidents that occur on the roads and the necessity to encourage cyclists to use these tracks? This is prevalent generally.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I have a good deal of sympathy with the hon. Gentleman's desire to encourage the use of these tracks by cyclists. I agree with him that it would contribute quite substantially to road safety.