Report a near miss is an Avon and Somerset Constabulary initiative to enable the police to gather information so that they can focus their safety campaigns efficiently. It also educates drivers of motorised vehicles to allow enough space when overtaking cyclists. This follows on from the work carried out by other police forces including the West Midlands, who were the first police force to champion this, under their ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ campaign.
Although the Highway Code is very vague on the issue when it comes to overtaking cyclists with Rule 163 telling drivers to “give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car” and Rule 212 stating “give them [cyclists] plenty of room” police forces are keen to educate drivers that they should leave at least 1.5 metres of space in order to safely overtake a cyclist.
Taunton Area Cycling Campaign is a voluntary group run by local residents with 500 members. Our aim is safer, better and more cycling in the Taunton Area. We are campaigning on a number of key areas:
integration into major new developments such as the North Taunton Development, Coal Orchard and Firepool;
improving design standards so that road and cycling infrastructure is designed in a way that it more user friendly;
seeking more investment, in the short term through Somerset County Council’s Small Improvement Scheme programme. We are seeking to work with the local authorities for a major scheme funding bid, in line with Taunton Garden Town aspirations;
promotion and updating the Taunton cycling and walking map.
We believe that, if you cycle in Taunton, you help create a BETTER environment, save time by making QUICKER journeys and you will be FITTER.
Let’s do something different like this here in Somerset. It’s not that difficult is it, if we really do believe in improving our health wellbeing and reducing our dependence on unsustainable transport. Whose in ? Come on don’t be shy https://t.co/XLTtcXejyC
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Worryingly children are most exposed to #toxicair on the school run. Our #BigPedal competition shows that #cycling, #walking and #scooting to school can play a huge role in reducing #airpollution outside the school gates #CleanAirDay2019
Plans to damage popular cycle route to Hestercombe and AONB, and worsen routes to 2 schools, rip out hedgerows with unsuitable roundabout. Cars from 340 houses to spew onto country lane. Garden town? Climate emergency? you can comment at https://t.co/alAD2rpbOp
Great news! The Taunton Area Cycling Campaign have just received Big Bike Revival funding and are able to offer free cycling skill training on 27th July. Please message them for more details https://t.co/kUoB3bYibu
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