The Highland Cycle Campaign  are planning a ‘polite protest pedal‘ along the A82 this Saturday.  Secretary  (and POP Inverness organiser) Mick Heath explains why. 

The A82 slices through the heart of Inverness.  It’s a terrifying road to ride a bike on. Bear and Transport Scotland are about to carry out some safety improvements – but the planned improvements utterly fail to provide the safe active travel path infrastructure needed by active travellers in Inverness. Highland Cycle Campaign, Cycling Without Age Inverness, NHS Health Professionals and many other organisations have all complained about the inadequacy of the plans – all to little avail.  We are faced with more of the same old priority for lorries over active travellers.

Come and join us on a polite protest ride aimed at highlighting the weaknesses of the current paths, and the shortcomings of proposed changes.Meet us at B & Q car park in Inverness on Saturday 20th July at 12:45 ready to ride at 13:00.  We’ll have a mixture of bikes, trikes and adapted bikes.  We’ll be riding on both shared use paths and on the main carriageway.

Here’s the route – and here’s a tiny video showing the route and its current weaknesses:

 

You can let Mick know if you’re coming on the Facebook event or via this Doodle poll.  Please spread the word!

A82: A polite protest pedal through Inverness