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Keep social distancing, cyclists urge motorists

Created on 28/07/2020 @ 07:44
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Powys County Council are urging motorists to keep ‘social distancing’ in mind when they are out on the roads, and keep a safe distance from cyclist and walkers.

The number of both has increased throughout lockdown as more people took advantage of their daily exercise and more time on their hands.

And with the summer break upon us, the plea for leaving at least 1.5m between an overtaking vehicle and walkers or cyclists has been made on their behalf by the concerned regional authority.

“It has been so lovely to see people of all ages getting active and enjoying the great outdoors during lockdown” said Cllr Heulwen Hulme, cabinet member for highways.

“It is heartening to see how many how many people are embracing the opportunity to walk and cycle more.

“Prior to the pandemic, work had already begun to make safer routes for walkers and cyclists throughout the county. With Welsh Government funding, this work will continue to ensure all our residents, and visitors, can continue to choose active ways of travelling safely.

“However, there is always a part for motorists to play in the safety of all road users, and we would like to remind drivers to ensure they give walkers and cyclists the respect and space that they need. This includes allowing a minimum 1.5 metre gap between their car and the pedestrians and bikes when overtaking.”


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